Why architects need to use their ears – TEDTalk video

Today, we invite you to listen to the below TEDTalk, a recording of Julian Treasure speech “Why architects need to use their ears”.

In his 10-minute talk, he explains why designers should pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound and how it impacts our health, social behaviour and productivity.

Julian Treasure presents some real life examples from the areas of health and education and supports his talk with statistics. He also offers some solutions to the improvement of the acoustic of the public spaces like cities and offices, but also our homes.

“Invisible architecture – It’s about designing, not appearance, but experience, so that we have spaces that sound as good as they look, that are fit for purpose, that improve our quality of life, our health and well-being, our social behavior and our productivity.”

Julian Treasure is a Sound Consultant. He studies sound and advises worldwide businesses – offices, retailers, hotels – on how to use it. He asks us to pay attention to the sounds that surround us. How do they make us feel: productive, stressed, energized, acquisitive? Julian Treasure is the author of the book Sound Business and keeps a blog by the same name that ruminates on aural matters.