“I needed an acoustic treatment that actually looked good” said Megan Lipsys, designer at Archway Commercial Interiors
Quadra Pacific Management own and manage boutique office leasing buildings in Brisbane and other locations in South East Queensland. The company offers a suite of workplace solutions to meet the unique requirements of their tenants in the Central Business Districts of Brisbane and Toowoomba.
A modern refit of a Quadra Pacific Management office tower by the team at Archway Commercial Interiors presented designer Megan Lipsys with a significant problem. The aesthetic designs desired by tenants included using glass and hard surfaces to create a modern and light-filled atmosphere. The problem here was that these same materials would deliver poor workspace acoustics through surface reverberation. Megan was faced with a trade-off. Should she compromise on her modern aesthetic design to resolve the acoustic design limitations?
Megan Lipsys turned to Acoufelt™.
The Acoufelt™ Fracture range is driven by market need for a wall product design that is as sophisticated as it is timeless. It represents the break in the traditional paradigm where aesthetic appeal has traditionally been given priority over acoustic performance. The bevelled chevron pattern visually ‘Fractures’ the panel, but the nomenclature was predominantly inspired by the ‘Fracture’ of sound caused by the panel’s superior acoustic properties.
Acoufelt™ Fracture panels achieve an NRC of 0.64 when installed with an airgap in accordance with instructions using the magnetic mounting system. When directly stuck, they achieve a base NRC of 0.45.
With Quadra Pacific Management so focused on delivering workplace solutions to meet tenant requirements, compromise is never an option. Using Acoufelt’s Fracture Acoustic Panels, Archway Commercial Interiors were able to design for both the ears and the eyes.
Featured is the acoustic wall panel Fracture in Grey GR12 https://acoufelt.com/us/product/fracture-grey-gr12/