L A N G F O R D PA R A M E T R I C WA L L The objective of this project was to create a parametric installation that could reduce the reverberation time in a small lecture space located in the Langford Architecture Center at Texas A&M University. Sound absorption is affected by the relationship between surface area and the overall volume of the space. The larger the surface area the more opportunity sound has to be absorbed, reflected, and redirected (ultimately reducing reverberation time). We were able to increase the surface area by 150 percent as well as reduce the reverberation time from three seconds to just over one and a half seconds, which is ideal for a small lecture space. Real architecture can be found at the intersection of function and design. This creation is a by-product of a harmonious relationship best illustrated as visual music. Much like music, architecture is experience driven. This form was designed with smooth transitions and parameterized crests and troughs. The difference are both subtle and vast. The reach in engulfing. The stretch in infinite. The form, together, is an experience.
Published on Jan 2, 2016