Office spaces are often in large, open spaces with only hard surfaces (walls, ceilings and floors). This allows the noise to resonate inside the space, causing the dreaded 5pm headache and the inability to understand conversations. The following three designs are examples of how an acoustic design could be incorporated into office spaces where excessive noise reverberation is a problem.
Pre-made acoustic panel design
This design incorporates pre-made acoustical panels that can be purchased online and installed in a design configuration specific to each office space. It’s a minimalistic design that would attenuate reflections and absorb a noise created in the space. This would eliminate potential health issues from noise pollution and conversations would be easily understood.
Most Cost Effective Option
Does Not Include Low Frequency Trapping Needed To Completely Quieten Room Noise
Pipe & board design
This design incorporates bass trapping and high frequency absorbers. It’s a modern design using black metal pipe and dark stained wood. This is the best solution for a larger space experiencing mid to low frequency issues that are typical found in larger rooms.
All Components of Design Can Be Disassembled And Taken To Another Office Space In The Future (non-permenant installation)
Longer Installation Time
Wood Diffuser Design
This design incorporates the elegance and unique qualities of wood built acoustic diffusion, as well as bass trapping and high frequency absorbers. It creates a modern approach to “office pods” which can help maintain focus and a sense of personal space in an open, large room working environment. The wood in this rendering is stained white for simplicity, but can also be stained to have an alternate tint, providing more elegance if minimalistic design is not desired.
Longest Installation Time
Less Useable Floorspace
Difficult To Move Components To Another Office Space