Absorption and Reflection

Water wall

Water falls directly against hard material which creates a relatively high-frequency sound. The sound is reflected and reinforced against the wall, and once again toned  by the material.

Solbjerg Plads, Köpenhamn

Absorption and reflection

Documentation of a central square area with and without snow. Traffic intensity was similar on both occasions.

Snow absorbs sounds, as well as organic soil and peat for example. A greener city therefore gives a lower background noise and creates the best conditions for a more relevant audio environment, where completely new sounds will be able to come out.

Walking and cycling tunnel

The tunnel’s reflections reflect and create a strong boost and clear, almost musical tone when the bikes passes. The sound response provides a contact and interaction with the architecture – you can often hear how children and others try the acoustics with different exclamations. How does concrete sound?