Chiaki Arai: Kadare Cultural Centre
In Japan, a new multipurpose cultural centre allows for surprising, customisable spaces, organised in a charmingly inconsistent, organic manner.
Ali Qapu - Music room - Isfahan - Iran | اتاق موسیقی - کاخ عالیقاپو - اصفهان
Ālī Qāpū (Turkish for Sublime Gate; Persian: عالیقاپو) is a grand palace in Isfahan, Iran. It is located on the western side of the Naghsh-i Jahan Square opposite to Sheikh lotf allah mosque, and had been originally designed as a vast portal. It is forty-eight meters high and there are seven floors, each accessible by a difficult spiral staircase. In the sixth floor music room, deep circular niches are found in the walls, having not only aesthetic value, but also acoustic. The name Ālī…
UTS Great Hall and Balcony Room / DRAW
Completed in 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Images by Brett Boardman. The rebirth of the Great Hall at the University of Technology Sydney , designed by Sydney architects DRAW , is now complete. Located within the...
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Holland Performing Arts Center | Omaha, Nebraska
The Holland Performing Arts Center is a commanding symbol of Omaha’s commitment to the performing arts and its ongoing cultural renaissance. The building is clad in zinc, copper and glass and is elevated above the ground plane. A glass clerestory fills the concert hall with natural light during the day and glows like an inviting beacon at night. The main concert hall is a contemporary interpretation of a shoebox hall. Photo courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc.; © Tom Kessler
New LA Subway Could Spell Acoustical Doom for Gehry's Disney Hall
Architect Frank Gehry has voiced concerns that the new Los Angeles subway, scheduled for construction in two to three...
Sound Diffuser: ALPHAcoustic- Difuso | Architecural Acoustics & Noise Control | Alpha Acoustiki
ALPHAcoustic-Difuso is a 2-Dimensional binary sound diffuser. The deep cavities and wells provide a wide sound diffusion bandwidth.
A Flexible, Modular Acoustic Partition System - Design Milk
Benjamin Hubert, of design agency Layer, has come up with a modular acoustic partition system for Woven Image that's incredibly flexible.
Architectural Eco Acoustics
- At the Tides Restaurant in New York, LTL Architects made a truly striking and totally fascinating ceiling out of bamboo skewers. The bamboo skewers...
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