Noise exposure can negatively affect a person’s physical and mental health. While sound-absorbing surfaces and interior partitions can make an environment comfortable, it is also important to consider the type of glass and fenestration used on a building.
The Xiqu Centre, a performing arts venue in Hong Kong designed by Revery Architecture and Ronald Lu & Partners reimagines theater drapes and the swaying folds of the performers’ costumes with a glowing curvilinear façade.
Metal ceilings can provide effective acoustical control along with eye-catching aesthetics, making them a versatile and functional design element. However, the panels must be perforated and backed with a sound-absorbent liner.
Ceilings are one of the most visible architectural surfaces in many building interiors. Performance requirements for ceilings can be as complex as those required of walls, floors, and other finishes. Selecting the right product to use overhead should be seen as a wise investment in building performance.