Decorative ceilings undoubtedly fulfil a key aesthetic function. The large surface offered by ceilings in rooms provides an extraordinary opportunity to convey sensations of warmth, beauty, luxury and elegance.
But decorative ceilings can also be used to correct defects in the acoustics of a space thereby improving the correct hearing of music or voice by users.
Following are some ideas for choosing decorative ceilings that also improve acoustics:
- You can decorate a ceiling using wood decorative acoustic panels in its composition and combining the different available finishes or making geometric compositions with the grooves that these panels use for acoustic absorption. That is what they did at the Stratford University (United Kingdom)
- You can also achieve decorative ceilings by using acoustic islands to compose acoustic ceilings with parts at different heights. Following is an example at Monkton Combe School in Bath, UK
- Another option is to install attractive acoustic ceilings made with wood slats, like this one in the Sociedad Gastronómica San Nicolás food club in Logroño.
- You can also give your imagination free rein and compose precious decorative lovely designs for decorative ceilings, prism-shaped ceilings or curved ceilings. Following is the stepped ceiling at the Lucena Renewable Energy Centre, the prism-shaped ceiling of the Saudi Press Agency auditorium in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), and the curved ceiling installed in the Fundación Riojana para la Construcción.
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