Why Acoustics Are Integral to Open Office Design

I want you to consider your surroundings. Are you sitting at home with a hot drink? Perhaps you are on public transport, heading to your destination? Or are you at work, surrounded by the hum of the office and unable to concentrate fully on what you would like to be doing? Chances are that many of you have experienced what it is like to work in an open office. The chatter which is inescapable, the phones ringing throughout the day and the constant moving, shuffling and nattering of colleagues. Whatever the design, there are always distractions and in close-knit environments such as these, the...