Woven textile fabrics with special acoustic properties can significantly improve the acoustics of a space. This is particularly noticeable in areas with “hard surfaces” such as concrete walls and glazed internal walls, which reflect the sound and the acoustic reverberation times interfere with overall acoustics. It feels as if the “noise” is bouncing off the walls. By introducing textile acoustic ceilings to absorb the sound the acoustics in the space are greatly improved.
Acoustic ceilings are made up of individual panels of acoustic fabric that are tensioned in metal frames and then suspended below the ceiling. This system can also be adapted to create wall elements.
In large multi-storey spaces, mini acoustic ceilings in the form of membrane sails can be used as an effective means of providing acoustic absorption and minimizing noise.