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Shut out the noiseEve emphasises the impact of sound on our wellbeing and how it can affect us at different times. “The field of psychoacoustics reminds us that what is a pleasant sound at one moment may be unwanted at another,” she says.“Within our homes, we can apply these principles to manage where sound goes when we need to concentrate, communicate or rest by using absorptive or reflective materials to distribute sound differently,” she adds.In this room, for instance, the architects installed acoustic panelling in the party wall to avoid noise transferring between the house and its neighbour. They also fitted an internal pocket door, which can be closed in the evening to create a quieter space.For more immediate ways to manage noise, think about incorporating soft materials and artwork in your room to absorb sound.To see more from any of the designers whose photos are featured in this article, click on the image, then on Learn More if you’re in the app, and follow the links to the professional’s profile.