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.