Tex - Il Teatro dell’Ex Fadda
Theater, Concert Hall, Recording room, Conference and Multi-purpose room
Sound characterization project of a disused wine plant building.
Today there is an increasing need for acoustic rooms capable of guaranteeing high performance for a wide flexibility and usability. In Italy there is a large heritage of abandoned buildings which, through well-designed acoustic reclamation interventions, can be transformed into places for the public entertainment.
This experimentation had as its object the acoustic redevelopment and transformation of a former wine plant, in the past property of the Dentice di Frasso family, into the first community theater in Southern Italy. The goal was to create a space suitable for hosting film screenings, theater shows and gigs. The design also looked at the speech acoustics, taking into consideration author meetings, literary conversations, and conferences.
The research on eco-friendly sound-absorbing materials, which began with the identification of natural and waste resources produced in the territory, led to the development of the WoolUp Acoustic Panel, a fibrous panel made from sheep’s wool, tested in the new Tex room. The installation of this innovative prototype ensured limited reverberation time, good clarity, and spatiality of the acoustic field within a self-built, flexible, and reversible public space.
Location: San Vito dei Normanni (Br)
TEX – Il Teatro dell’Ex Fadda
Il mulino del ronzone
Recording Studio, Post-production Studio
Sound characterization project of control and live room within a redeveloped mill.
The acoustic reclamation project had as its object the re-functionalization of the spaces inside an old mill into a recording and post-production studio. The designed environments are a control room with neutral, linear, and defined acoustics, and a live room designed to accommodate all types of musical genres.
To comply with the structural and architectural constraints of the historic building, targeted interventions have been designed to ensure the uniformity of the sound pressure level within the rooms. For sound absorption, a combination of eco-friendly sheep’s wool and wood fiber has been used to obtain an optimal reverberation time for the specific environments. To optimize the diffusion of the acoustic field, high quality handcrafted wood products have been created: asymmetrical diffusers in solid American cherry wood and curved diffusers / absorbers perforated with an amplitude grating and binary pattern in first choice light Baltic birch wood.
Location: Vinci (Fi)
Il Mulino del Ronzone
Sound characterization project of a room for percussion teaching and study.
The acoustics of the environments for music teaching must be flawless to ensure good verbal understanding between students and teachers, and the development of the ability to listen and understand differences in intonation, dynamics, articulation, and balance.
Alongside the low noise condition, it is essential to check the acoustic characteristics of the environment and in particular the reverberation of the sound. This perceptual attribute, essentially due to the volumes involved and the internal finishes, determines the good transmission of the voice message.
The internal reverberation of the environment is also crucial for the control of the noise generated by the occupants, and in this case by the generation of excessive sound levels caused by the use of musical instruments.
To ensure excellent acoustic comfort inside the classroom, we have used a combination of sheep’s wool and Topakustik – NH Akustik + Design AG, a system of interlocking sound-absorbing elements, whose particular pattern with longitudinal grooves and holes has the function of expanding the sound waves, thus breaking down most of the frequencies.
Location: San Vito dei Normanni (Br)