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A Quiet House on a Noisy Street

22,000 cars a day presented a design challenge that creativity and zoning variances surmounted

Length: 3:33
Produced By: Gary Junken

Sitting in the garden on the north side of this house, you’d never know that thousands of cars whiz by the south side every day.  Using various methods to create layers of sound attenuation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, architect Berry Langford designed a 2600 sq. ft. home for this small lot that had stood empty for 40 years. 

Hear the difference between outside and in on this video tour of Berry’s home, while he describes the sound proofing systems incorporated in the structure.

For the complete story on how he turned down the sound, read his article "A Quiet House on a Noisy Street" From Fine Homebuilding Issue #145 (Feb/March 2002), pp. 104-109.

22,000 cars a day presented a design challenge that creativity and zoning variances surmounted

From Fine Homebuilding 145, pp. 104-109
March 1, 2002