Above image: Variflex® Glass at ‘Am Weinberg’ Namibia
You might appreciate the importance of light and sound for productivity, not to mention happy customers. Yet often a building was not designed with those empowering elements in mind. But don’t tear down the walls yet! Acoustic Flexible Glass Partitions can restore those in almost any indoor environment
Contrary to popular belief, humans were never cave dwellers. Caves are damp, cold and, above all, dark. In contrast, we enjoy the light. We use light to influence our surroundings and change the atmosphere. Light can determine our sleeping patterns, our moods and even our productivity. The same applies to sound. Humans have never been quiet creatures. Researchers believe our ability to communicate and exchange ideas, even among different groups, is one reason why we are so dominant.
Light and sound’s use cases
The importance of light and sound isn’t a mystery. Our surroundings offer many examples of how the two influence us.
Restaurants that have too much or little light are unappealing, and noise can make potential customers reject them outright. Likewise for any retail space. Then there are offices, where employees should be able to give their best and boost productivity.
A poorly-lit and noisy workplace is poison for productivity. Poor acoustics in a business environment attract even higher levels of dissatisfaction. Then there is the consideration of what open space does for us. According to the International Facility Management Association, most office employees today work in open spaces, and they prefer to do so due to the opportunities for brainstorming, collaboration and communication.
But there is a catch: no environment is perfect. If a space – be it retail, restaurant, office or other – cannot adjust to the needs of its occupants, it will eventually be in trouble.
More and more companies are realising the benefit of acoustic flexible glass solutions. With this, they can meet all the above goals: good lighting, flexible spaces and also maintain control over the acoustics of their environments.
By using demountable glass partitions such as the GF Serene range by Aluglass Bautech, which delivers the best of all worlds. Instead of rigidly designing the layout of a store, office or restaurant through stationary windows, GF Serene Acoustic Demountable Glass Partitions can be easily mounted and de-mounted using innovative frame components. If combined with Variflex® Glass Mobile Acoustic Partitions, any space can be quickly configured for different uses without losing any acoustic control nor spoiling the existing décor.
A variety of glass partition systems can be brought in early as part of the design process. But they are also suited for retrofitting established spaces, where the psychology of sound and light were not considered as much as they are today.
You are no longer limited by the design and layout of a space. Acoustic glass solutions can help you influence the light, sound and layout of your workplace, retail space or entertainment venue. Create oases of privacy and contentment alongside the hustle and bustle of your business. Find out more about GF Serene, Variflex® Glass and any other acoustic solution today and be assured for a quieter, brighter and more productive tomorrow.