Complex surfaces: sound and space defining surfaces in architecture

Project Details


The purpose of the project is to create tools and solutions that enable acoustics to become an architectural design problem. By investigating how architectural surfaces such as walls, floors and ceilings, can be designed and detailed to be acoustically regulating, the project aims to develop integrated design solutions for sound in architecture. The project focuses on integrating computer based acoustic simulation with new parametric computer aided modelling techniques to develop complex surfaces that, through their shape and material, can be part of an acoustically well-balanced space.
Effective start/end date01/09/200801/03/2012


  • acoustics
  • parametric design
  • digital design
  • digital fabrication
  • simulation