a concept for an acoustic bookshelf system.
in partnership with Arcgeometer
It isn't a coincidence that libraries and bookstores always sound good. Books on shelves—varied in size and texture, covering large areas—are akin to purpose-built acoustic panels typically found in recording studios and concert halls.
The project aims to demonstrate that loaded bookshelves can effectively function as acoustic surfaces by absorbing and diffusing unwanted reflections.
Books arranged in a sequence of wells at varying depths help break up sound waves which contribute to excessive reverberation. By adjusting the dimensions of the wells, the setup can be tuned to affect specific frequency ranges.
Under the guise of a sizable library, Sonic Stacks can function as an acoustic intervention, improving the quality of occupants' experiences.