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Acoustic comfort in classrooms is paramount, and while visual and acoustic performance are key options when treating school walls and ceilings, seismic considerations are just as important.
Here, we present three different solutions from Potter Interior Solutions to help avoid common flooring accidents, while saving time and money on interior design. Read more
I've written several posts which highlight the big challenges and likely outcomes New Zealand is facing by our current 'unsustainability' – especially issues of growing social inequality and unmanagea... Read more
If you are wanting to learn more about designing for shade, consider reading Undercover – Guidelines for Shade Planning and Design. Read more
Recent changes in Section C (Fire/Surface Finishes) of the NZBC have reduced the options for acoustic absorption in interior spaces. Read more
Numerous local and world-wide studies suggest classrooms are greatly affected by acoustic quality. Here, we look at acoustic effects on learning environments and how to absorb unwanted noise. Read more