Soundscape Lounge
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A retail topographical lounge equipped with integrated digital audio experience
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SOUNDSCAPE LOUNGE
Audio Technica Retail Kiosk, Sydney, 2010
The Soundscape Sofa is a free standing retail concept designed and built for Japanese brand Audio Technica. David Caon Studio partnered with local Sydney design firm Juicy Design to conceive the project. The Soundscape provides a structure upon which customers can sit and relax while sampling the Audio Technica products.

The Soundscape is equipped with six touch screen listening docks. The touch-screens allow the users to either sift through an 'inboard'catalogue of music or plug in their own audio device to listen to through the headphones. Each dock has a different headphone product and the customer can explore the sofa's rugged landscape and sample the various products. The software which powers the touch-screens was custom designed for this application, making the Soundscape Sofa a truly bespoke product.

The design is a result of a necessity to keep the costs low combined with a desire to achieve a truly3D shape. The Soundscape is constructed from 66 layers of 12mm Echo Panel board cut by waterjet. Soundscape was originally created as a 3D sculpture and then horizontally sliced at 12mm intervals to determine the individual layer profiles.  
The individual parts and layers that make up Soundscape.
3D isometric schematic highlighting the build up of layers making up the Soundscape.