Situated adjacent to the Richmond train line, and housing a spectrum of working and playing spaces, 99 Designs required a robust acoustic strategy to meet the sound-control requirements of its diverse program.
To suit social clients, the office is open-plan with a communal kitchen, café, and games space. With coffee machines, grinders, and recreation contributing excessive noise, acoustic absorption was imperative for the functionality of workspaces and meeting rooms.
This was achieved through lining the internal and external walls of meeting pods with Autex CubeTM, which provides privacy for confidential conversations as well as dampening unwanted background noise. Cube is a lightweight and semi-rigid panel made from 100% polyester; its versatility making it the ideal choice for a bespoke project like this. The site’s proximity to rail infrastructure, and the single-glazed factory windows, also contribute to general noise pollution and thermal vulnerability – which is reduced by lining internal walls with Autex products.
In addition to achieving ideal acoustic conditions for a variety of circumstances, Breathe Architecture is pleased with the use of Cube in the creation of a meaningful and purposeful space. Of particular significance to Breathe: “Autex’s recycled products have impressive sustainability credentials both socially and environmentally”. The product’s durability and versatility has added further value to the project, highlighted by the client’s use of the Autex Cube as a pinboard surface, which suits their creative work processes.