Sound Materials: A Compendium of Sound Absorbing Materials for Architecture and Design

Sound Materials: A Compendium of Sound Absorbing Materials for Architecture and Design

by Tyler Adams

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Overview

Sound Materials provides a visual encyclopedia of sound-absorbing materials. Categorized according to application, each material is profiled with color photographs and illustrations, reference projects, manufacturer contact details, technical specifications, and sound absorption performance data. A vital reference volume for architects, designers, acousticians, engineers, students, and creative professionals, this book also includes interviews with materials scientists about developing materials and with acoustical engineers and designers about how these products are utilized to solve design problems.

Tyler Adams is an artist and acoustician based in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789492311016
Publisher: Frame Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Tyler Adams is an artist and acoustician based in Los Angeles, United States. After graduating from California Institute of the Arts (with a BFA) and University of California (with a MFA), he obtained a further master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY (MS Architectural Acoustics). In 2012, he was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue his work and research in Vienna, Austria. His work has been exhibited at Steve Turner Contemporary, The New World Symphony Miami, Taubman Museum of Art, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art Prague and ZKM Karlsruhe. As an acoustician, he has consulted on a variety of projects such as laboratories, schools, hospitals, office buildings, high-density residential, environmental and traffic noise mitigation, industrial parks and performance spaces.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 4

FUNDAMENTALS 6
Overview 8
Material Applications 12
Measuring Absorption 14
Absorption Metrics 16
Material Mounting 18
Reverberation Time 20
Material Installation 24
Material Considerations 26

POROUS 28
Overview 30
Variable Absorbers 34
Carpets 38
Drapery/Curtains 41
Stone & Glass Wool 42
Black Acoustic Board 45
Ceiling Tiles 46
Ecophon 52
Plant & Animal Fibres 54
Cellulose 60
Cotton 6 1
Denim Batt 63
Felt 64
Moss 70
Green Walls 72
Mycelium 74
Expanded Cork 75
Wood Wool 77
Pet 78
Snowsound 84
Foams 87
Polyurethane Foam 88
Melamine Foam 92
Foam-Filled Honeycomb 96
Polyimide Foam 97
PEPP 98
Whisper Foam / Epdm Sponge Rubber Foam 99
Metal & Ceramic Foams 100
Wood Foam 104
Aerogel 106
Poal 107
Calme/Almute 108
Quietstone 110
Reapor 111
Vermiculite 112
Spray-Applied Fireproofing 113
Spray-Applied Cellulose 114
Plasters 120
Baswaphon 122
Sonex Afs 123
Sonakrete 124
Fellert 125
Starsilent 126
Pyrok Acoustement 129
Techstyle 131
Translucent Acoustical Textiles 132
Batyline Aw 134
Silentprotect 134
Soundtex 137
Tensotherm 139
Sefar Lightframe 141

FACINGS 142
Overview 144
Stretched Fabric Systems 146
Plastic Films 150
Nylon Ripstop Sailcloth 151
Vacu-Bond 158
MBI Weather Resistant Exterior Panel 158
Vapour Retarders 159
Quilted Absorbers 160
Foam Facings 163

RESONANT 164
Overview 166
Acoustical Masonry Units 172
DeAmp 177
Slats/Grilles 179
Perforated Sheet Metal 182
Wood Panels 183
Acoustical Metal Deck 186
Perforated Drywall 189
Formglas Perforated Gfrg 192
Topakustik 194
Climacustic 198
Plyboo 200
Dukta 202
Organoid 204
Flex Acoustics 206
Filva-T 209
Molo Softwall 2 10

MICRO-PERFORATED 212
Overview 214
Micro-Perforated Foils & Sheets 218
Stretched PVC 221
Double Leaf Micro-Perforated Honeycomb 224
Micro-Punched Metal 227
Smartperf 228
Micro-Perforated Wood Veneer 229
Acoustic-Lightboard 230

HISTORICAL 232
Overview 235

INTERVIEWS
Jeff Greene - Evergreene 244
Anne Kyyro Quinn 248
Annette Douglas 252
Erwan Bouroullec 256
Form Us With Love 260
Chris Downey 264
Brady Peters 268
Philip Robinson - Foster + Partners 274
John Coakley - Carbon Air 276

Appendix 282
Index 284
Credits 286

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