Addressing office acoustics
Relocating to a new HQ building represented quite a change for Visualsoft. They were moving from a very multicellular building that had once been an old hotel into a completely modern, open plan layout.
Some of the staff were fearful that the noise of 200 staff working open plan would make it difficult to concentrate. So we designed something to address this.
We commissioned colourful blades and lattice of Autex Cube™ from Autex Acoustics to be hung over the noisiest areas. This cost effectively delivered Class A sound control where it was needed most.
Cube™ is a completely safe, non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-irritant decorative and functional medium that give superior sound absorption without compromising aesthetics.
The result is the sound of lively chatting, banter and rattling crockery is dissipated and absorbed. The echo of phone calls, collaborative conversation and general office noise at people’s desks is effectively controlled.
Many organisations don’t budget for art in their commercial interiors projects. Yet some feel “art is a critical component – on par with light, air, ergonomics and quiet spaces” in a well considered office design. We think the tide is turning and more businesses are starting to feel that art is a necessity for their workspace.
Smaller offices can sometimes present a challenge in terms of maximising space whilst ensuring a layout that increases productivity. In this guide, we offer some tips on getting the most out of your small office space with some recent case studies included.