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This Sound-Proof Installation was Built Using Compressed Concrete and Bubble Wrap

8 days ago   |   By Arch Daily

© Per Lundström
© Per Lundström
An installation at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden is made entirely of translucent concrete panels. Composed of concrete and bubble wrap, the site blends both high and low technology processes. This high-tech lecture hall is an amorphous space with unique acoustic qualities. The panels were created by compressing High-Performance Concrete between two layers of Bubble-Wrap. With 262,500 cavities and 1,000,000 membrane-perforations, the material creates a diffused echo-free ambiance. The million micro-perforations absorbs noise while the cavities diffuse...
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