The brief we were assigned was to utilize modular geometrics to develop a dynamic acoustic wall paneling system. The process began with an initial brainstorming and sketching session. After which we presented our designs looking for trends and commonalities to perform additional research.
We continued to develop form studies of our concepts to find out how different patterns could be created through our shaped panels.
In Day 3 we had to narrow down our concepts and begin to deliver a preliminary design presentation. For this presentation, we wanted to showcase to possibilities with our direction of ideas. In order to do this we made mock ups both in small paper scale as well as rough solidworks examples to be able to show the designs in context.
After our presentation to the designers at Armstrong USA, we decided to pursue a concept we called "Cutting Corners." This design's premise was that by eliminating corner reverberations of sound, we could greatly dampen the echo effect in busy rooms and corridors. Day 4 was a day of experimenting with the materials the client was already using to produce different shapes and styles, creating a acoustic crown molding.
With lots of possibilities with form, the next thing to tackle was the installation process as well as hardware to support the new panels.
The Final Result