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Matthee de Bruin, Jennifer Foster, Nathan Marcus, Malou Palmboom

Positive Sound

http://www.positivesound.org

Utrecht, Netherlands
Positive Sound stands for sound that is fitting within the context. Music technologists Matthee de Bruin and Nathan Marcus, theater maker Malou Palmboom and spatial designer Jennifer Foster have been involved in appropriate sound and the design thereof. The team clarifies the influence of the soundscape on public and semi-public space. Designing with sound in mind rarely happens in urban design. Positive Sound shows that sound should not be approached as a nuisance, but in a positive way.

Positive Sound


Sound that is fitting within the context

Positive Sound


Sound that is fitting within the context
Research and advice on sound-conscious urban design
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Sound and architecture always go together. There is often a correlation between the function of a place or object and the sound we expect from it. It is therefore important that architects, urban planners, planners and landscape architects think about the sounds that arise from the new situation as a result of their design.

Sounds affect our state of mind differently depending on whether they are pleasant or annoying. Chronic environmental noise causes a wide range of adverse health effects, including sleep disorders, stress, and cardiovascular disease. A desirable sound in a certain situation may be out of place in another. Therefore, it is important that the sound matches the function of the environment. Well designed environments with complementing sounds increases the chance of interaction and connection between people. Feeling in control of the soundscape can have a significantly positive impact on the well-being of the users of the public space.


Positive Sound Walk in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Positive Sound


Sound that is fitting within the context

Positive Sound


Sound that is fitting within the context
Research and advice on sound-conscious urban design
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

Sound and architecture always go together. There is often a correlation between the function of a place or object and the sound we expect from it. It is therefore important that architects, urban planners, planners and landscape architects think about the sounds that arise from the new situation as a result of their design.

Sounds affect our state of mind differently depending on whether they are pleasant or annoying. Chronic environmental noise causes a wide range of adverse health effects, including sleep disorders, stress, and cardiovascular disease. A desirable sound in a certain situation may be out of place in another. Therefore, it is important that the sound matches the function of the environment. Well designed environments with complementing sounds increases the chance of interaction and connection between people. Feeling in control of the soundscape can have a significantly positive impact on the well-being of the users of the public space.


Positive Sound Walk in Utrecht, The Netherlands


Idea by

Matthee de Bruin, Jennifer Foster, Nathan Marcus, Malou Palmboom
Positive Sound
Utrecht
Netherlands
Positive Sound stands for sound that is fitting within the context. Music technologists Matthee de Bruin and Nathan Marcus, theater maker Malou Palmboom and spatial designer Jennifer Foster have been involved in appropriate sound and the design thereof. The team clarifies the influence of the soundscape on public and semi-public space. Designing with sound in mind rarely happens in urban design. Positive Sound shows that sound should not be approached as a nuisance, but in a positive way.