Acoustic design

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about acoustic design

Project • By VicousticOffices

Vicoustic Office

The blueprint for the future office The new Vicoustic workplace displays the VicBooth Office sustainable ecosystem of phone booths, private spaces, and isolated meeting rooms for the future office, combined with our flagship VMT and Wavewood solutions and custom-design baffles. Caption Vicoustic's new offices in Charneca da Caparica, near Lisbon, were designed as a blueprint for the future office, as aimed by the company's Acousticians and Designers.  Caption This space is the perfect model of how the VicBooth Office array can be a far-reaching sustainable ecosystem of phone booths, private spaces, and isolated meeting rooms. Within the room, you can see a VicBooth Office 3x4 Conference Booth being used for meetings and pr... More

NewsNews • 7 Dec 2021

Bold curving form of the new Shaw Auditorium distinguishes the new The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology building by Henning Larsen

Designed by Henning Larsen, the new Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) building combines the highly flexible, acoustically sophisticated Shaw Auditorium with bright, generous social spaces. The result is a ‘living room’ for the campus community and a world-class venue for Hong Kong. Kris Provoost On its open, elevated site, the bold curving form of the auditorium stands on the hillside, signalling the dynamic artistic and cultural activities that take place within. With no designated front or back, the building is welcomes visitors from all side whiles its elliptical form directs a natural pedestrian flow. The circular form appears as three concentric white rings, interspersed with glazing that allows f... More

NewsNews • 9 Nov 2021

New Comédie by FRES architectes conceived as more than a theatre

A project by FRES architectes, the New Comédie is conceived not only as a place of theatrical performance but also as a centre of creation that brings different aspects of the theatre profession together under one roof. In addition to two halls for performance, the centre also features large construction workshops that are hyper-functional yet uniquely expressive. The building accommodates different yet complementary halls. The larger hall can be seen as an extension of the European theatre with its Italian style and established front stage-hall relationship. The interior is lined with a folded and faceted origami-like skin designed to accommodate the acoustic and light devices specified... More

Product • By VicousticVicOffice Suspended Divider

VicOffice Suspended Divider

This acoustic solution is composed of two suspended dividers that will help you to visually divide your office Sometimes you need to temporary divide your office to accommodate new spaces or better use existing spaces. To do this, Vicoustic has developed VicOffice Suspended Divider. As the name says these two units are suspended dividers that will help you to visually manage divisions in your office and at the same time control its acoustics since it has great sound absorber characteristics. More

Project • By VicousticShowrooms

Schallmeister Office Showroom

From a workspace to a living place, these office installations show the wide assortment of applications that acoustic treatment developed by Vicoustic can have. The diversity of applications of Vicoustic solutions is well expressed in the Schallmeister GmbH's HQ, in Herten, Germany. From the entrance with stairs on the ground floor to the meeting room and managing offices on the first floor, passing by the printer/media place, all the way the employee offices to the kitchen/social area and even in the bathrooms. Caption "Vicoustic has really improved the room acoustics in our rooms enormously", says Daniela Dohle-Raffalzick, from Schallmeister. "After optimization with Vicoustic, voices sound much more direct and also the reverberati... More
GEN_VMT Panel on house stairs
GEN_VMT Cloud for acoustic treatment
GEN_VMT Panel on three storey house
Flat Panel VMT acoustic panels on living room

Project • By VicousticHousing

Acoustic Home Design

The acoustic treatment of a three-storey single-family house with VMT acoustic solutions. A private client requested acoustic panels in a three-storey detached house. The family complained of impulsive and annoying constant noise throughout the house. "When the children of the family play, they can hear their shouting and jumping echoes throughout the house."    The first step was to find an acoustic solution without changing the interior design of the premises. For this reason, the panels had to be discreet and fit into the interior without being an accent. Caption Thanks to the thorough inspection and specialized measurements, the team estimated the time for attenuation of sound energy in each room. The measurements were... More

NewsNews • 4 Aug 2021

London’s Bravura House by Selencky Parsons offers inspiring and affordable accommodation for post-graduate students

Established in 2002, the Amar-Franses & Foster-Jenkins Trust provides scholarships,  bursaries, and more recently subsidized rent and high-quality accommodation to post-graduate students in the arts and sciences. In their latest undertaking, the Trust appointed Selencky Parsons to convert a large, detached dwelling within a North London conversation area into post-graduate student accommodation, complete with an opera rehearsal space in the rear garden. Richard Chivers Called Bravura, the dwelling is the Trust’s first acquired property for transformation. The existing house, dating from the beginning of the twentieth century, was in poor condition although it did retain some of its distinctive arts and crafts features s... More

Product • By VicousticSuspended Baffle VMT 3D

Suspended Baffle VMT 3D

Suspended Baffle VMT 3D is made from VicPET Wool - a non-woven textile produced mainly from recycled plastic bottles. Being a suspended acoustic element, presents twice the area of absorbing material exposed of a common acoustic panel, making it a very efficient solution to control noise build up in big public or industrial spaces. These Baffles can be installed both in Horizontal and Vertical position, and they they can be customised. It is a safer product compared to normal baffle solutions because it doesn't have a metal or wood structure. It's easy to install using a simple Wire Rope Fixation System, basically two steel cables with a hook. The Wire Rope can be easily adjusted in height up to 150 cm. Thanks to its green, recyclable, huma... More

Product • By VicousticVixagon VMT

Vixagon VMT

Vixagon VMT is a perfect solution to cushion and reduce sound levels in a cost-effective way. Vicoustic’s standard patterns and solid colors for the Vixagon VMT are stylish and work in many different aesthetics and particularly in strongly designed architectural spaces. This product can be used on walls and ceilings and adapted easily owing to its unique shape. A smaller and more compact version of Vixagon, Vixagon Mini, is also available, offering all of the same acoustic solutions, just in a smaller and more manageable size to create more intricate and creative patterns. The Vixagons Mini are packed in a really innovative way: we are using the same material as the product itself as packaging material. This will give the bonus of hav... More

Product • By VicousticViCloud VMT Flat

ViCloud VMT Flat

ViCloud VMT Flat is a simple and light weight, suspended acoustic solution that is ideal for restaurants, open plan offices, convention centers, atriums, or any public space where there is a great concentration of people and where background noise, created by a room full of conversations, can quickly build up. Being a suspended acoustic element, it presents twice the area of absorption material than a common acoustic panel, making it a very effective solution for venues with high ceilings. The minimum installation height of the clouds is 250mm and the maximum is 1180mm from the ceiling. In addition, by using Vicoustic Virtual Material Technology, ViCloud VMT Flat is customizable and adaptable to meet your architectural needs. For exquisite... More

NewsNews • 11 May 2021

Warm and modern Equmenia Church features wood as a sustainable building material

In Floda, Sweden, the Equmenia Church is a modern gathering space with a welcoming atmosphere that responds to the local urban context. Designed to accommodate its 300 members, the new building by Kaminsky Arkitektur also functions as a conference and lecture hall and is further attached to Garveriet, a mixed-use building with a popular sustainable restaurant and bakery. James Silverman & Jan Töve The large church hall is carefully designed acoustically using timber elements to achieve a healthy and comfortable indoor climate. Furthermore, wood is a sustainable choice as a building material due to its low carbon footprint and durability. James Silverman & Jan Töve ‘Wood has been an important material thro... More

NewsNews • 8 Apr 2021

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences reflects the physical and cultural landscape of Texas

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Science is a new state-of-the-art performance venue in Lubbock, Texas designed by Diamond Schmitt in association with Lubbock architects Parkhill and MWM Architects. Casey Dunn The birthplace of iconic musician Buddy Holly, Lubbock is now also home to West Texas’ largest dedicated performance venue, which brings together under one roof the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Lubbock Ballet, as well as the Lubbock Independent School District and a variety of professional touring music and theatre production groups. Casey Dunn This landmark designation grew from community needs and is inspired by the physical and cultural landscape of Lubbock. The modern facade draws from the prismatic... More

NewsNews • 11 Mar 2021

International School in Thailand integrates natural forms and materials with contemporary design and modern engineering knowledge

The Panyaden International School in Thailand identifies academic excellence along with closeness to nature as its key trademarks. Following these principles, Chiangmai Life Architects (CLA) undertook the design of several new buildings for the school that integrate natural building materials with contemporary design and modern engineering knowledge. Markus Roselieb The new buildings comprise a science lab core in addition to a new music centre. CLA specified natural materials including bamboo structure, rammed earth and adobe bricks in organic design forms that help to integrate the new buildings with their surroundings. Markus Roselieb The new science centre consists of 3 lab rooms, for chemistry, physics and biology respectiv... More

Product • By MilleformaRettangolo 60

Rettangolo 60

milleforma design and manufacture acoustic decorative wall panels for improving living and working environments using natural raw materials. Made from cotton linters and mixed with high quality clay residues, milleforma provide a solution that is environmentally friendly whilst providing a more natural look and feel using only natural earth pigments to colour the finished product. This process allows shades which are never identically repeated, adding uniqueness and a greater connection with nature to each individual panel. The Rettangolo 60 shapes are a marriage between material simplicity, customisable design and a focus on nature and sustainability. They are available in various colours, for wall and ceiling installation to create envi... More

Product • By MilleformaQuadrato 8

Quadrato 8

Quadrato 8 is decorative wall-coverings in a natural material, composed by cotton linters and clays realized through a handcrafted manufacturing process. The interaction between nature and innovation is the basis for the design of the finished product. We consciously use natural materials, raw and from recovery, working them in an innovative way fully respecting nature, mixing up handcrafted traditional processes with new technologies. Quadrato 8 acoustic tiles can be directly recycled and used to produce new panels at the end of the products life, reinforcing their focus on sustainability. These acoustic panels are not just highly functional – but aesthetically versatile. the tiles are made to mix and match to create a completely b... More