Helping Architects Design Spaces with Great Acoustics2021-08-26T09:23:00+02:00

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Helping architects design spaces with great acoustics

Helping architects design spaces with great acoustics

Gustafs supports research and development of sound simulation software.

Using acoustic panels from Gustafs, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has carried out research together with Icelanding startup Treble Technologies, to further develop cutting-edge sound and acoustics simulation software for the built environment.

close-up of Gustafs Nano acoustic panel

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark together with the team at tech-startup Treble Technologies recently carried out acoustic measurements of perforated and microperforated panels in DTU’s leading facilities in Copenhagen. Using Gustafs Nano and standard perforated acoustic panels, the testing was carried out in order to validate and compare digital real-life results with new simulation methods.

The company behind the software, Treble Technologies, was founded in 2020 by Dr Finnur Pind and Jesper Pedersen, acoustic engineers with extensive experience in working alongside architects, for example together with the team at Henning Larsen Architects, to integrate acoustic problem-solving and sound simulation into the building design process.

The measurements in Copenhagen are now complete, ready to be fed back into the research and development of the simulation technology. According to Treble co-founder Finnur Pind, the software “enables architects to design soundscapes through advanced simulations and audio-visual renderings of buildings.” 

He adds: “The tool empowers all members of the project value chain, from acoustic specialists and architects, to stakeholders, to experience how their building sounds before it’s built, and ultimately design, optimise and understand sound as an integral part of building design.”

As the effects of noise on human health and wellbeing become increasingly known, being able to understand the sound of buildings at an early stage in projects is likely to prove a useful tool for many design teams in the future.

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