Soundforms Featured on Architizer!
The project is cited for its innovative fabric structure.
9th Feb 2018
Our Soundforms scheme was recently featured on Architizer, an international journal and database of architects, products and design ideas. It was included as one of five examples of novel approaches to using fabric as a material, particularly when designed using modern software, or newly developed materials and coatings.
Soundforms is highlighted as an example of what such advanced design methods can achieve for acoustics in architecture. As the article’s author writes, ‘Intensive acoustics and material research point at it being the optimal vessel for unparalleled acoustic projection.’ The shell’s durability and ability to be moved and easily re-assembled is also praised.
The project was designed to bring the indoor quality ‘acoustic’ of the concert hall platform to the outdoor stage. The acoustic within the Soundforms shell allows musicians to hear themselves, previously unknown in external fabric performance environments. As a result the quality of their performance significantly increases. The shell is designed to project the enhanced sound produced from the performers to the audience – generating a clearer, louder and reverberant acoustic.
The Architizer article can be read here: https://architizer.com/blog/inspiration/collections/structural-fabrics/