The new headquarters of the maker of notable whiskies, cognac and other fine spirits – The Sazerac Company – has recently opened its doors after a $50 million renovation. An empty and majestic five-story 1860-era New Orleans building was reborn with state-of-the-art museum focusing on spirits history, complete with a working distillery and interior finishes that capture the essence of a 19th century New Orleans drinking experience. Decoustics has custom-engineered and manufactured acoustical, micro-perforated Mahogany Rondolo planks that are direct mounted on the ceiling. Micro-perforations virtually disappear at a distance to deliver that authentic look and feel, while absorbing noises inside the busy museum. Reaching NRC levels of up to 0.95 the noises are mitigated and crisp sounds are carried to the visitors’ ears.
Function inspires form with the building’s curvilinear layout and minimalist interior design. Architecture 49 aimed to deliver a harmonious transition of the ceiling from the exterior of the building to the interior, carefully selecting products that helped mitigate noise inside and had no Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. Decoustics linear Cross Piece Grille finished in natural American Maple wood veneer was selected to cover the interior ceiling of this Golf Chalet.
Cross Piece Grille’s wooden blades are manufactured with No-Added Urea Formaldehyde (NAUF) materials and don’t emit VOCs. Noises are bounced between blades and dissipate into the plenum thus improving the acoustics inside the chalet otherwise containing a lot of reflective surfaces. Cross Piece blades are secured in place using dove tail assembly, which prevents them from being knocked over during maintenance and ensures perfect linear alignment throughout the entire ceiling. Additionally, all components are fire rated Class A and were delivered onsite fully-engineered and ready for installation, saving time and cost during construction.
Meeting all of the project objectives, the end result is a beautiful linear wood ceiling and warm wood aesthetic inside the chalet.
Inspired by the bow of a ship Gaylord’s new infinity ballroom leaves guests feeling as if they are floating on top of the Potomac River. To realize the design intent, Decoustics custom engineered Claro Ceilencio acoustical ceiling system comprising of floating flat bays segmented on an angle to create an arc. The result is a dynamic ceiling that is not only striking, but also functional as it achieves excellent acoustical performance inside this spacious river-view ballroom.
Claro is a high-performance acoustical product and achieves Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.9. Lingering sounds are absorbed by the ceiling, which eliminates noise and echoing while making the space feel pleasant and comfortable.
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The Globe and Mail Center located downtown Toronto is great example to demonstrate how our wide range of acoustical products integrate together to fulfill various design and performance objectives. The entire ceiling of the expansive event hall on the 17th floor of the building is outfitted with Decoustics’ Claro and Solo-M wood panels finished in American white oak. Both products have excellent sound absorption properties and ensure pleasant acoustics inside the room when the events reach full capacity.
Claro Standard White finish has additional benefits as it reflects over 90% of light. At daytime the space is filled with natural sunlight and at night the atmosphere and mood changes as the different colored lights, patterns and images that are projected onto the ceiling.
Claro and Solo Type 8 panels are suspended on fully accessible Ceilencio suspension system, which allows for easy access to the plenum for maintenance and repairs. Edges are finished with knife-edge trim. In addition, Ceilencio accommodates various light fixtures and panels lifts, which expand in and out of the ceiling.
Decoustics’ Dowel Grille products give a different look and feel to the hallway, reception area and office spaces throughout the building. To add depth and hide the suspension, the Dowel Grille is finished with upturn grille blades.
We have the capability and custom product range to accommodate virtually any design intent, which makes specifying and installation process easy and efficient.
The Jeremy West Hollywood is a boutique hotel located on the iconic Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Famous for its active nightlife since at least the 1950’s, the Sunset Boulevard is rich in history and entertainment culture. To capture the essence of this region SOM architects designed “the hotel interiors [to] recall both the urban, rock-and-roll legacy of the Sunset Strip and the archetypal home in the Hollywood Hills” (1). Inside the hotel ballrooms Decoustics triangular-shaped panels with sloping design returns add an edge to the overall motif and visually deliver a 3D effect of floating forms that are coming out of the ceiling.
The triangular shapes are custom-engineered using Claro and have exceptional sound absorption properties, which ensures great acoustics inside the room. In addition, the entire ceiling plenum remains 100% downward accessible with the utilization of Ceilencio suspension grid. Decoustics delivers custom solutions that give you the creative freedom to attain both form and function in your designs.