Why are our ears shaped the way they are? Because the folds and undulations of our ear help to channel and modulate sound, and thus enhance how we hear and sense the world. Enjoy the Silence explores this intimate link between form and sound. It is a sculptural acoustic installation that melds complex geometry and sound absorbing material to create an unnatural quiet zone within a crowded space.
The acoustic sculpture is generated using mathematical principles underlying natural forms. Like a wavy coral reef, Enjoy the Silence is based on hyperbolic geometry; it grows exponentially outwards, creating excessive folds to increase surface area for sound absorption. An earth-friendly and sustainable acoustic substrate is inserted between colourful fabric—from the Fabrix paneling system—that skins the sculpture. The result is an experimental collaborative art work that marries striking design, acoustic performance, and innovation.
Enjoy the silence.