Libraries are no longer just a place to study or work. They are home to social gatherings and club meetings. Because many original buildings weren’t designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, there is a growing need to improve acoustics. Instead of major renovations or costly ceiling and finish changes, sound absorbing elements, such as lighting and wall panels, offer easy, cost-effective options.
Here, we’re sharing some solutions that are pretty and smart. In addition to enhancing the aesthetics of a space, they help with acoustic refraction and absorption. Below you’ll find examples of lighting, wall panels and wall blades that can improve acoustics and a space’s style.
LightArt’s Echo fixtures have sound absorbing felt fins that allow for custom configurations. Their noise reduction coefficient (NRC) values range from 0.85 to 1.0. In addition to performing well, they also look like a gorgeous piece of sculptural art hanging from the ceiling.
For less visual presence, LightArt also makes Static, an understated, high-efficiency sound absorbing light fixture with a NRC rating of 1.0. It is shown below.
Zintra offers a wide range of acoustic solutions. Their product line includes wall panels and wall blades in a variety of materials, all of which are easy to install. Depending on the thickness of the material and installation method, they can provide a NRC rating between 0.45-0.95. Their line comes in many colors, textures, patterns, digital printing and installation options.
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