Ceiling Systems

Customizable Acoustical Ceilings

Hunter Douglas Architectural, a leading manufacturer of ceiling and wall systems, introduces Techstyle Graphic Customizable Acoustical Ceilings. Techstyle Graphic options for the ceiling plane were designed in collaboration with HOK and Guillaume Martin from French design firm, iwoodlove. Techstyle Graphic panels offer a selection of organic, abstract and geometric patterns that can be re-colored to fit the design of any room. When integrated into a creative room environment, Techstyle Graphics can induce calmness in a doctor’s office, produce excitement in retail settings, or add subtle wayfinding cues in a complex transportation hub. 

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Hancher, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Hancher

As the premier presenter of performing arts state- wide, the University of Iowa’s Hancher has been dubbed “the largest classroom on campus.” With sweeping horizontal forms that echo the nearby Iowa River, the building’s design draws from its natural surroundings. Forms cantilever at the south end of the building to create ribbon overhangs for the lobby and second-level terrace’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls, offering shaded sunlight during the day and views of the campus and river. “The shape of the building was very much influenced by the site and the river. We felt it needed to be a panoramic building with the main focus addressing the university at larg

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Aesthetic Acoustic

Envirocoustic wood-wool acoustic ceiling and wall panels are manufactured using just three ingredients: wood fiber, cement and water. The panels absorb sound to reduce echo and reverberation, and are available in many sizes and colors, and can be painted in a range of SonoKote colors.

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Standard Shapes now Available

Formerly available only in custom shapes and sizes, WoodWorks Shapes for DESIGNFlex by Armstrong Ceilings are now available in standard 45-degree and 60-degree triangles, parallelograms and trapezoids, offering wood look without custom lead times. Available in 13 standard real wood veneer finishes, WoodWorks Shapes Tegular ceiling panels have been seismically tested for installation with a heavy-duty Suprafine XM suspension system. An online DESIGNFlex Pattern Gallery features a variety of pre-designed patterns that can be created using different WoodWorks Shapes ceiling panels and finishes. 

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Attention Drawn Upward

A ceiling can now be a work of art thanks to ecoustic Sculpt Ceiling Tiles by unika vaev. An award-winning acoustic ceiling tile collection, it is available in nine striking designs with the ability to create custom profiles for specific interiors. It achieves a high level of acoustic performance by virtue of its shape, construction and the combination of Instyles’s ecoustic SC panels and sound mesh. The tiles can be installed easily into existing or new fit outs and can be easily removed to gain access to services. 

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From the Heart

HeartFelt Ceilings and Walls are formulated to address higher frequency sounds. Crafted from felted, thermoformed polyester, the dense, soft structure of the panels feature a square-edge design that draws the eye while also accommodating the aesthetic and function needs of interior spaces. Available in black, white or five shades of gray and earth tones, it offers designers the ability to create visual gradients and rhythms in the ceiling plane. The panels can be installed as a ceiling cloud, a full ceiling by splicing individual pieces to create continuous lengths or part of a as wall installation. The panels are made from up to 85% recycled material, including the aluminum carrier system a

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Center Cut Panels bring Drywall Look to Suspended Ceiling Application

The look of timeless drywall ceilings in a suspended ceiling system is possible with Armstrong’s Center Cut panels. Designed to seamlessly integrate with trimless downlights, the panels feature a monolithic look with crisp, integrated lighting and pre-cut downlight opening available for USAI Lighting’s BeveLED Mini and BeveLED 2.2 square or round lights. They also boast the added benefits of accessibility and acoustical performance, fast and easy installation, and no on-site panel cuts needed. All panels are available in square lay-in and rectangular versions and are offered in four of Armstrong product lines, including Calla, Ultima, Lyra PB and Optima PB.

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A Timber Touch to Soundproofing

Unika Vaev adds to its portfolio of decorative acoustical solutions with its ecoustic Timer Blade Collection, featuring wall and ceiling panels produced from solid woods that are available in several sound diffusing profiles. Finishes are available in either Hemlock (clear, white wash, walnut, hickory, shale or espresso), Red Cedar (clear), Spotted Gum (clear) or in White Birch Plywood (clear).

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Quiet in the Credit Union

Rockfon Artic is an acoustical ceiling tile made from stone wool with a glass scrim surface featuring standard sound absorption. Other features include excellent sag, mold and mildew resistance as well as high fire performance. Shown here: Travis Credit Union branch transformation project in California.

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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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