Week of August 26th, 2019 – Sound & Interior Design

Summer is full of exciting music festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo! Music moves us, so is it any wonder that it should inspire interior design too? Concert halls leave architects and designers a huge opportunity to design impressively artistic spaces, but every space should consider sound in its design. These spaces are a pleasure for eyes and ears alike!

1. Sound Working Environments

Reducing workplace noise with integrated acoustic ceiling and lighting systems, Work Design Magazine

There some truly innovative acoustic solutions out there for office spaces. Office sound design not only needs to help employees work more efficiently – it should look good too. This article from Work Design Magazine has some suggestions for office sound design.

2. The Hills are Alive

Studio Seilern Architects raises the roof to create Andermatt Concert Hall in the Swiss Alps, dezeen

This Swiss concert hall may look small from the street, but can actually seat 650 audience members. That’s because it’s underground! The impressively spacious performance venue makes great use of angles and curved sculpture to create a visually and acoustically appealing space.

3. Sound Restaurant Design

Acoustic Solutions for Restaurants: 5 Ideas for Quieting a Noisy Restaurant, Kirei

Sound design isn’t just for concert halls. Planning around the acoustics of a space is also important when designing for restaurants and hospitality spaces. These acoustic paneling and barrier options look as good as they work.

4. Award Winning Design

Steven Holl + architecture acts win competition for ostrava concert hall in czech republic, designbloom

It is fascinating to take a close look at the design plans of this award-winning 1300-seat orchestra hall. The way the music hall is positioned around the existing cultural building is only the start of this amazing design!

5. Design Above the Rest

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils a Beautiful Design for the London Center for Music, Architectural Digest

London is one of the cultural hubs of Europe and as such needs a music center to match that reputation. We love that the concert hall makes use of in-the-round seating so that everyone gets to enjoy the show.


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