Monkton Combe invested in a new music block, and RPG products were secified throughout by Buro Happold, with the architectural design by Nick Shipp Architects.
The music and practice rooms utilize a combination of absorption and diffusion, and in the studio is a classic LEDE design. The rehearsal hall is the centre piece though, combining an unusual and eye catching design by architects Nick Shipp and an acoustic design by Alistair Meachin, working to Buro Happold at the time.
This practice room shows Flutterfree T on the walls, and Hemiffusors on the ceiling.
The Variable Room contained Biffusors on the wall, for variable acoustic, allowing a diffusive side or an abffusive side, depending on requirement. We also installed floating rafts of Spigo Acoustic Planks. The Booth consisted of our Soundtrac stretch fabric lining, utilising Fabricmate Stretch Tracks.
The Control Room front wall was custom built, with bass control built in, the fabric covering fixed using Soundtrac stretch fabric. The ceiling is Flutterfree T, with QRD on the rear wall.
The Rehearsal Hall is the best looking area. The design was completely new, and required a unique fitting system to be conceived, which we undertook. Each panel consists of either a 25mm ply panel, up to 2400mm long, or a 25mm ply with a 28mm FlutterfreeT array mounted to the front. These panels are mounted at angles, the farthest point over 150mm higher than the lowest, and a total of 250mm off the wall.
The gap between each panel was drawn as 100mm. The gap between each panel when installed was measured between 98mm and 102mm.
Acoustic Panels from RPG Europe have been available with a printed fabric option since 2007, but prices for printed coverings have come down, and quality has improved.
We can now offer our best quality and lowest prices on digital printing panels.
Here are a couple of examples of what we can do. For more info, see this page
Diffusion doesnt work well in small spaces, but RPG have the answer..RPG have developed diffusors to allow use of a diffuse surface in smaller rooms.
The Skyline LP, BAD panel, Flutterfree, Flutterfree T, QRD LP and DFR LP all have shallow depth, we can also build QRD with folded wells to increase bandwidth while keeping the depth to 100mm.
Acoustic Absorbers dont have to be just wall panels, the RPG Absorbor can be wall mounted, ceiling mounted, suspended as a baffle, or built into furniture.
The range of materials is huge, from traditional fabric wrapped panels, perforated or slotted wood panels, to new materials, such as slotted perspex, recycled glass, acoustic plasters and concrete absorbing building blocks. The RPG range has something for all requirements.
When using our RPG Absorbor as a ceiling panel, you wont pay extra for calling it a cloud, they are the same cost effective pricing as standard Wall Absorbor, and because our core materials are self-supporting high density materials, you wont have to worry about them sagging. 6 fittings is all that is required to hang a standard size, with 8 for our 3000mm sized panels. If that isnt large enough, we can also produce clouds that are up to 5m in length!
Pizza Express Upper Street, Image Courtesy of Creed Design
When architects and designers look at the need to use acoustic panels, the choices have generally been square or rectangular panels.
With the RPG range of absorbing panels, this is no longer the case, we can produce RPG Absorbor in any shape - rounds, semicircles, ovals, triangles, stars, parallelograms and of course rectangles and squares. We can make any shape, we can cut them with CNC machinery, all from our high absorbancy fiberglass board.
Unlike other manufacturers, our panels dont rely on mdf or hardboard backing, this allows us to make better use of the performance gains from spacing panels away from the boundary layer.
Pizza Express Brighton, Round Absorbor Cloud, image courtesy Creed Design