Acoustic Brick Walls

The paper by Maximilian Vomhof, Lauren Vasey, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, Stefan Bräuer, Kurt Eggenschwiler and Jürgen Strauss presents research on a robotically fabricated acoustic wall system, the so-called “Acoustic Brick Wall”, which functions as an acoustic zoning element for office spaces. Two aims were embedded in this research.

First, the investigation of alternate design and fabrication means of manipulating and enhancing the acoustic performance of office spaces through the fundamental implementation of a powerful but so far rarely recognized phenomenon: sound diffusion. Second, the development of a computational design and fabrication framework that would allow the production of individually adaptable walls in an industrial context. To verify the findings, the fabrication and related acoustic measures of 1:1 prototypes are discussed.

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