Dynamic fractal installation of Decoustics Continuous Linear Wood
Designed by MMC Architects Decoustics’ Continuous Linear Wood ceiling at Devonshire Mall is made with natural Douglas Fir veneer, quarter cut, slip matched and custom stained to deliver a refined appearance. Planks are constructed from No-Added Urea Formaldehyde (NAUF) materials and finished with specialized water-based low VOC clear lacquer. All wood materials are responsibly sourced and FSC® (020536) certified by NEPCon, bearing the marks of the Rainforest Alliance®. Linear wood planks vary in width to match the ceiling installation on the exterior, and are mounted on a slope creating a dramatic finishing effect inside the mall’s hallways and dining areas.
Function inspires form with the building’s curvilinear layout and minimalist interior design. Architecture49 Inc. 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. 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.
The end result is a beautiful linear wood ceiling and warm wood aesthetic inside the chalet.
Our environment is constantly filled with sound. Sound is produced by person’s vocal cords, the thrum of an HVAC system, or a jackhammer against concrete. These vibrations travel through the air or other media (e.g., ceilings, floors, and walls) to the listener’s ears.
In many cases, we tend to ignore daily sounds, but when those sounds are unwanted or disruptive we consider them to be noise. Noise – even relatively low noise – is distracting. When sounds become noise in indoor environments, it can become problematic. It can negatively impact employee productivity and workplace satisfaction, limit how well students learn, and impact patient privacy in healthcare facilities, and overall worsen the experience and enjoyment inside any environment. Spaces that are designed with acoustics in mind can drastically improve the well-being of the building’s occupants.
Join us at AIA 2019! Visit CertainTeed Booth #8913 and learn about innovative solutions for acoustical ceiling and wall systems.
For two days, AIA is turning the Las Vegas Convention Center into a product playground. Explore the latest materials, products, and technologies by more than 650 leading brands and building product manufacturers.
A’19 programming includes sessions on artificial intelligence, data visualization, 3D concrete printing, Amazon Spheres, tall wood, nano-grid condos, immigrant architects, overcoming houselessness, the latest in WELL design, the energy-hog myth, designing border crossings and ports of entry, zero net energy affordable housing, new codes and standards, and architecture tours of local standouts like Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Brain Center, Seven Magic Mountains, and the Downtown Container Park.
Don’t miss it! Join us in Las Vegas June 6–8, 2019 at Las Vegas Convention Center.
CISCA 2019 Contractor Gold Award Winning Project by C.J. Coakley Co., Inc. features Decoustics ceilings throughout the lobby and office spaces of Capital One Headquarters, Block B.
Stained Maple veneer Solo Ceilencio panels with Type 8 grooving pattern and Knife Edge design returns, together with Claro Ceilencio above the reception desk add a striking ceiling highlight and reduce noise inside this office space. In the lobby area Claro Ceilencio is installed above the staircase and Solo panels add the warmth of wood by encasing the wall with a window to the office space inside.
Come see our product offering at the CSC Toronto Chapter Expo on Wednesday, February 27 from 1:15-6pm. The expo will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in South Building, Hall G.
Now in it’s 41st year, CSC Building Expo is Canada’s best, longest running technical trade show for architects, designers, developers, engineers, facility managers, specification writers, and construction professionals.
The Top Employers Institute has certified Saint-Gobain “Top Employer Global” for the fourth year in a row. Our Group is one of 14 organizations to have obtained this title worldwide, with 32 certified countries, including Indonesia for the first time. The certification committee singled out the attention paid to integrating new hires, the quality of the professional development programs along with career management, internal mobility, and succession plans.
Custom color-matched 2-1/8″ Claro Baffles are the highlight of the National Interstate Insurance World Headquarters cafeteria. Adding a striking accent to the ceiling, they are not only beautiful but also functional. The baffles absorb noise and eliminate echoing inside the space, delivering a pleasant dining environment. Additionally, white Claro panels are installed with even intervals to only partially cover the ceiling and keep the industrial look and feel of the building’s hallways. Both products are suspended using wires and D-Rings, making installation quick and easy.
Today Decoustics celebrated Saint-Gobain’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Day 2018. We are a very diverse group of all ages with over 35 different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and we believe the best ideas are born when teams are given the opportunity to come together and work as one.
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.