Acoustics

ecoustic Ceiling Edit acoustic ceiling tiles by Unika Vaev are

Lighting the Way

The ecoustic Ceiling Edit acoustic ceiling tiles by Unika Vaev are both decorative and highly functional. They fit into any existing T-grid or drop-in suspended ceiling system, are available in five designs (Angle, Code, Data, Dot or Ray) and can be integrated with LED lights. Two sound-absorbing thicknesses are available; the 0.47-in. tiles are available in 15 colors and the 0.94-in. tiles are available in five neutral colors. They are produced with 100% PET (up to 80% recycled content).

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New Horizons Collection from Kirei

Tune Out the Noise

Designed to limit waste and scaled for spaces large and small, the New Horizons Collection from Kirei features five EchoLine acoustic products defined by clean lines and simple, minimalist textures. The new collection—EchoEdge, EchoLine 45, EchoLine Subway, the Embossed Panel Series, and EchoTile Ascent—facilitates healthier interior environments that are visually compelling and easy for designers and architects to specify. The EchoLine offers designers 31 colors and endless customization options and is 100% PET.

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Amicus Therapeutics

Curing Diseases in an Inspiring Space

Amicus Therapeutics is dedicated to “the fight to remain at the forefront of therapies for rare and orphan diseases.” It is a mission that is incredibly personal to Chairman and ceo, John F. Crowley. Two of his children were born with Pompe disease, a rare neuromuscular genetic disease that Amicus is working to cure in its new 46,000-sq.-ft. Global Research and Gene Therapy Center of Excellence in University City Square, Philadelphia, Pa.This state-of-the-art research facility is located in the top two floors of a 14-story tower, which was itself a design challenge, because the building was not inherently equipped to provide the security and hazard control required in biosafety l

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Visual Soundscape—Acoustic Art

The addition of the AKUART line of high-design acoustic art by Kirei provides architects and designers with sustainably-driven acoustic solutions that prioritize beauty and functionality. Made from green materials, AKUART’s four framed acoustic design elements—“On The Wall’ acoustic wall panels; ‘Hang With Me’ suspended panels; ‘Stand By Me’ free standing wall screens; and ‘Shelter Me’ acoustic desk screens —allow designers to select from a variety of art, including solid colors, pre-existing art, or custom images. Each canvas is machine washable, bleach-cleanable and can be printed on with high-resolution images and graphics

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Unique Patterns

The Ecoustic Matrix Tile presents bold 3-D design that will add depth and modern beauty to any space and can be used on walls and ceilings to absorb and diffuse sound. Subtle and commanding patterns can be created by mixing 34 colors and altering the orientation of the tiles to build formations that play with light and shadow. The acoustic panels visually soften the space, and add a visual representation to the perceptible improved acoustic quality, achieving a NRC rating of 0.70.

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Wood Aesthetic That Absorbs Sound

When Plunkett Raysich Architects designed the new building for the Madison Area Technical College’s Goodman South Campus, they selected a linear metal ceiling system that offered a biophilic design-friendly wooden aesthetic and effectively managed sound in the bustling corridors and common areas. The Planar linear metal ceiling from Rockfon has the look of a wooden ceiling, without the weight and maintenance issues associated with an actual wood ceiling. The design team at Plunkett Raysich specified the ceiling system in its oak woodgrain finish. Beyond beauty, this ceiling system is also adept at absorbing soundwaves and can satisfy design requirements that necessitate an NRC value of

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Feltworks Open Cell Acoustical Panels

Hit the Ceiling

The Feltworks Open Cell Acoustical Panels offer a modular, geometric ceiling visual that also reduces noise in a large scale open environment. Made from up to 60% recycled PET fibers, the panels hang easily and can be removed to integrate lighting or access the plenum. Panels are available as individual clouds or can be interlinked to create a wall-to-wall installation.

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Focus Pod

Focus On This

The Focus Pod, a freestanding nook ideal for quiet concentration in open areas, is the latest addition to Allsteel’s offerings. The design features a fabric screen, curved gently around the space to minimize disruption and outside noise. Easily cleaned and maintained, the pod comes complete with a workspace: a comfortable seat and small table. Ideal for offices and hospitality spaces. Allsteel’s partner Zilenzio develops high-quality sound absorption that is the result of extensive experience in sound design, analysis of offices and tests according to international standards.  

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BuzziJet Standing

Bright Buzz

BuzziJet Standing’s lampshade is made using BuzziShape’s acoustical felt material. Its circular and wide shape manipulates soundwaves to bounce back and forth, reducing noise. The aerodynamic design features a curved step attached to a round, flat base to promote optimal space use and extra legroom by fitting underneath desks and tables. It also is available as a simple pendant light with an aerodynamic design,  sound-absorbing capabilities and a powerful light. Ideal for offices and hospitality spaces.  

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