Monthly Archives: January 2013

004_Schematic Design

Ben Hamilton, Rachel Filler, Olivia Kempf

Schematic Design

Matthew Stoll, David Burgei, Prince Osemwengie, Sydney Brown

004_Acoustic Wall Schematic Design Concept

Theresa Bort, AJ Suever, Mary Wischmeyer, Rebecca Doughty

P1 Schematic 05 Moyer, Kusuma, Li, Huizenga

Our project proposes a panelized cloud system.  Each panel will be suspended between the fluorescent lights that are existing in the space and will be composed of folded panels which will hang on purlins and create buffer zones to trap and disperse standing reverberations.

First we needed to see how the acoustics reverberate in the space as it is. We were able to study the room’s acoustics and reverberations using a grasshopper definition we modified to our needs.

Using the key parameters that are driving the geometry we are creating another grasshopper definition that defines the shift in the lines of the panels. This is done by using magnetic fields with positive and negative charges. Changing the pull of the fields will help drive where we want sound to disperse and where we want it to be more open. Below is an image of how the lines would be diverted.

This is a second testing of the sound reverberations with the panels in place, as you can see there is still some adjustment needed.

The materials used would incorporate lightweight sheet materials such as corrugated cardboard as well as rigid insulation foam. We have also discussed using shallow perforations through the cardboard and part of the foam to help absorb the sound.

By incorporating multiple panels of different heights according to the parametric design throughout the entire room, we will be able to create a sense of design continuity as well as making the acoustic treatment respond to the entire space as a whole.

Schematic Design

Lydia Witte

Emmy Jensen

Katie Honeywell

Nora Begin

Project A Phase 2: Schematic Design

Group: Erin Kline, Jessie Werbeach, Paul Conover, Robert Hubbard

Concept Proposal Lamm Riley Riazzi Walker

Matt Lambchops

Keegan Riley Coyote

Phil Riazzi

Chris Walker Texas Ranger

Preliminary Concepts and Precedents

Michael Haddy, John Mitros, Corey Thomas

We came up with a number of concepts to get the ball rolling. What we basically agreed on is a system that starts as a partition system and transitions into pinup/shelf/seating elements at the ground level and then transitions up into sound dampening “clouds”. We experimented with a rib- based system that has sound dampening integrated in the spaces between. We utilized t-splines to create the profiles of the surface and extruded it into ribs. We can control spacing with grasshopper. These ideas have been derived from current studio work-Now are are thinking about doing a more modular system with integrated pinup space, and plants, ect. -More sketch ideas/ schematics for thursday!

004_Concept Proposal

Varying heights relate to spatial divisions within the Niehoff studio; the cloud remains low above the workspace, vaults higher over the main presentation space, and drapes lower over the edges to create break-out discussion spaces. Grasshopper scripts will be used to optimize acoustic performance.

Ben Hamilton
Olivia Kepf
Rachel Filler

Image uploading issues prevented earlier posting

Acoustic Ceiling Concept – Rachel Tobe, Jenn Bray, Sharon Luu

This is an image of one of our concepts.  It was conceived from one solid curved mass, which was then cut into slices and each slice was pulled and offset slightly.  The result is a wavy, undulating effect as you walk through the space.

Other iterations produced in Maya.