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About


Clarity is a Paris-based consultancy specialised in acoustics and lighting. We operate in project development, from design phase to completion. Our scope of operations is on both national and international scale.



HISTORY


Our founder, Thomas Argence, is consultant engineer and has a Master degree in Acoustics and Lighting Engineering. He made his debut at Nagata Acoustics in Tokyo, then with Lamoureux in Paris and Sandy Brown in London. In 2010, he co-founded Alternative in Paris, where he was partner for six years.

Having successfully managed prestigious projects, such as the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, the National Theatre of Chaillot in Paris and the Lieu de vie in Saclay (2016 l'Equerre d'Argent prize winner), Thomas Argence created his own company, CLARITY, in 2016.

OUR APPROACH


Clarity provides acoustics and vibrations expertise in the development of architectural projects.

Beyond our technical know-how, our approach is to get involved in the understanding of a project and its architectural concept, in order to propose creative, original and innovative solutions.




OUR ROLE

Clarity is able to manage all types of acoustics and vibration studies for your projects.

PREPARATION PHASEE

Measurements
Assessment of user needs,
site conditions

DESIGN PHASE

Design review
Specifications
Modelling & calculations

CONSTRUCTION PHASE

Calculations
Site visit
Pre-completion testing

SUSTAINABILTY

Environmental guidance
HQE, H&E, QUALITEL,
BREEAM, LEED

OUR ACOUSTICS CAPABILITIES :



Measuring instrument

  • 1 sound & vibration level meter type 1
  • 1 portable PA loudspeaker
  • 2 alarm guns
  • 2 microphone tripods
  • 1 waterproof case

Software

  • Room acoustics: CATT Acoustics
  • Environmental acoustics: CadnaA
  • Building acoustics: Insul, Acoubat
  • Metrology software
  • CAD: AutoCAD LT, Sketchup

The reasons for the company name 'Clarity' stem from the various meanings
of the word:

In acoustics : Clarity (C80) is an acoustical criterion which defines how clear the sound quality is in a room. The better the clarity, the more we can distinguish the notes of an instrument or a soloist's voice.It is the logarithmic ratio of early sound energy (energy received by the listener in the first 80 ms) to the late sound energy (after 80 ms).

In consulting : it is fundamental for consultants to be able to express themselves clearly to best advise their clients.

As a business value : we strive for clarity in both our approach to work and our professional relationships.


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