Auditorium acoustics and architectural design / Michael Barron.
London [etc.] : Spon Press, 2010.
xiv, 489 p. : il.
Biblioteca A-725.81 AUD
Modern concert halls and opera houses are now very specialized buildings with special acoustical characteristics. With new contemporary case-studies, this updated book explores these characteristics as an important resource for architects, engineers and auditorium technicians. Supported by over 40 detailed case studies and architectural drawings of 75 auditoria at a scale of 1:500, the survey of each auditorium type is completed with a discussion of current best practice to achieve optimum acoustics.
As performance art forms have developed over the centuries, so too have the specialized buildings to house them. Functionally and acoustically, the special properties of a particular room type enhance the quality of a performance, raising artistic and production standards. Modern concert halls and opera houses are now very specialised buildings with special acoustical characteristics. Michael Barron explores these characteristics in his comprehensive book. Acoustics and Architectural Design is an important resource for architects, engineers and auditorium technicians. In this second edition the author presents five new concert halls and the necessary supporting data.
Michael Barron is a senior lecturer at the University of Bath Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering and partner of Fleming & Barron acoustic consultants. He has been involved over many years in acoustic consultancy and research, of which a key project was an Acoustic Survey of British Auditoria. In 2006 he received the Rayleigh medal, the premier award of the (British) Institute of Acoustics.