In 1892, Nietzsche emphasised the importance of calm and spacious places in cities for people to contemplate. With our cities getting more crowded, noisy and polluted, quietness is becoming a luxury in rapidly urbanising areas.
The City of Antwerp is planning to install new fountains in the Brilschanspark to help reduce traffic noise. The fountains will generate a calming sound that will help to shield residents from the noise of the nearby highway.
More and more city dwellers are experiencing health problems due to noise pollution. It's time to talk about an undervalued urban commodity: the right to quiet places.
Parc de la Distance is a finger print-shaped park designed to escape the city in the middle of the city.
Architects MVRDV have transformed an old Taiwanese shopping centre into a lush lagoon and park.
The indoor-outdoor experience brought together architecture and digital soundscapes to make its guests feel the very best of summer.
New York fashion brand The Arrivals has created a puffer jacket that blocks cellular and GPS signals on smartphones.
It almost sounds too good to be true — Peugeot's new billboards are capable of recycling city noise into electricity for charging electric vehicles.
Linz-based Urgent.Agency created an art installation that wants you to explore the rooftop as a space for calmness and reflection in the city.
Is quietness becoming a luxury in urban areas? The Hush City app maps quiet places in cities to help people unwind.