Explores the Science and Practice Of Acoustics for Arts Centers
Employing the experiences of a world-renowned acoustician celebrated for the successful design of multi-use performing arts centers, Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centers examines the complexities of this venue and discusses the challenges and solutions that arise in the concept, design, construction and commissioning phases.
This book addresses the various programming needs of a multi-use performing arts center (needs that can range from symphony, opera and ballet to highly-amplified concerts and Broadway productions) and provides instruction from the planning of the initial concept to the final tuning stages.
While assuming a basic understanding of the principals of sound, construction and performance, the author includes architectural drawings drawn to scale and presents case studies with in-depth discussion of undocumented halls. He also provides a full chapter on tuning multi-use halls and offers an inside look at design options for adjustable acoustics that include stage, pit and hall design.
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Designed as a step-by-step guide to achieving outstanding acoustics in multi-use performance spaces, Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centers serves students, architects, engineers, desig
BUILDING BLOCKS. Making the Case for a Multi-Use Hall. The Building Block of Reverberation. Requirements for Excellent Acoustics. Creating the Acoustic Program. CREATING THE BUILDING. Translating Program into Bricks and Mortar. Myths and New Halls: Schematic Design through Construction Documents. Myths and Renovations: Transforming Existing Buildings into Multi-Use Halls. Running the Acoustic Model. ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS. Orchestra Pit. Acoustic Design of the Stage. Orchestra Seating, Balconies, Boxes, and Parterres. Wall Shaping. Ceiling Designs. Seats and Finishes. MEASURING RESULTS. Making It Multi-Use. Electronic Architecture Systems. Tuning the Hall. CASE STUDIES. Glossary. Appendices.