A modern residence with large glass areas, open space, lots of hard materials, little fabric (carpet, curtain, etc.), a minimalistic design… Does this sound familiar to you? That’s right, an increasing number of residences are built/rebuilt/designed by applying these elements. The acoustic problems such as reverberation and poor intelligibility, that originate from these elements, are often overlooked during the construction work. This was also the case in Lichtervelde. COUST was hired to optimize the acoustics in the living space.