Acoustics

Moss Muffle

BuzziMood, a new acoustical wall solution, blends materials found in nature with exceptional sound absorption capabilities. BuzziSpace collaborated with American designer Cory Grosser to create BuzziMood, an organic alternative to conventional noise control solutions with preserved reindeer moss as its primary material. Moss is an excellent, naturally occurring absorber of sound. The structured acoustic wall panels are available in seven geometric shapes, which can be mixed-and matched to create graphic wall art.

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Soul Ceilings

MetalWorks Create! Custom Perforations from Armstrong transform images onto metal panels, offering a unique visual with acoustical performance. The new custom perforation capability is available across a wide range of MetalWorks ceiling and wall systems. The custom-perforated panels are available in standard Whitelume, Silverlume, and Gun Metal colors, and are part of the Sustain portfolio of ceiling products. The custom-perforated panels can achieve a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of up to 0.90. 

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Adding Acoustics

Gettys Group design for the lobby of the Godfrey Hotel in Boston illustrates the importance of supplementing a surface’s discussion with an acoustics addendum. The design and materials exemplify a chic method of dampening acoustics in an open lobby setting. The hotel’s proximity to the harbor and the importance of the Charles River inspired an understated nautical theme. “We really enjoyed working on the lobby feature wall behind the check-in desk,” recalls Ben Nicholas, Design Principal “We added Soundwave Bella felt acoustic panels to the back wall, which are a nice contrast to the many hard surfaces throughout the lobby.”The panels on the wall

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Robin Hood of Sound

MDC’s Acoustical Solution, Enercee line, as well as two digitally printed acoustical wallcoverings, Sherwood and Geode offer high-performance, practical sound control that does not sacrifice design. These sound absorbent panels represent a new class of decorative surfaces that are washable and cleanable, while maintaining a strong aesthetic. Offered in a 63-in. wide, 0.125-in. digital print, these acoustical wallcoverings boast a 0.2 Noise Reduction Coefficient rating. 

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Innovative with Dimensionality

ZR Nano Technology features the latest in acoustic technology with acoustic resolution over 9200 NTS/sq. ft., which is 750,000x NPS/sq. ft. more than traditional acoustic solutions. In three designs: Nano Hex can be used in any application as the simple solution for any audio enthusiast, while the ZR Nano CT90 and the ZR Nano CT45 are designed exclusively as ceiling tiles.

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Open Ceiling Cells Blend Together

Magna T-Cells create an open plenum masking system where the suspension and panels blend together to provide a continuous open-cell ceiling appearance while maintaining the ease and accessibility of ceiling suspension and panel systems. It is available in a wide variety of finish options including painted colors, wood-look and metal finishes where the metal contains no organic compounds that would support mold or microbial growth.

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A Fabric that Quiets the Crowd

These aluminum-based panels are designed to improve poor workplace and commercial acoustic environments. Acoustic Mesh Panels incorporate a sag-free, 1-in. thick honeycomb support plate, layered with an intermediate blanket of fiber-free acoustic fleece. This dampens noise to a sound absorption value of aw=0.9.

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Entry Lobby, Smart Space, Brooklyn, NY

A Living Office

Before it evolved into what it is today, the owners of Smart Space, Hampshire Properties, had a co-working office space problem. “It was lacking in the area, because rent space was so high,” says architect Howard Davis.Recognizing this issue, the company came up with the idea of transforming its property into a shared co-working facility, especially since the space adjacent to them was available and located in a place perfect for drawing people in. “They offer space for every budget: single seats, or small to large offices.”The latter, says Davis, is determined by flexible partition walls that expand or divide space based on demand. “The idea was to create a uni

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Felt Senses

Rich felt wallcoverings from the Wolf-Gordon + Mae Engelgeer collection are a digital print on felt with acoustic features. The structured patterning creates a cocoon-like environment for intimate and sophisticated conference areas, and the design suggests a subtle conversation about movement and rest. 

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A Sanctuary

Delivering a high level of acoustic performance—achieved by wide asymmetrical spacing between panes, sound absorbing lamination and thick glass panes—Sanctuary Glass from Zola Windows also features a tightly sealed and thermally broken window design. Creating a peaceful sanctuary, like its namesake, the windows do a great job of keeping outdoor noise, outside. 

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