Heradesign, from Knauf AMF, has been specified throughout a new generation cycle studio, combining a high-performance spin studio and high street coffee shop in London.
A clever re-design of a former shop, comprising a narrow open retail space with tiled floors and no acoustic separation was implemented. Acoustic consideration was critical so an isolated sound box was constructed to form the studio with stud walls built to separate it from the cafe – using a lift shaft model allowing for air and acoustic separation.
Commenting on the project Joe Stuart of Warehome Architects said,
“Heradesign was absolutely perfect for this project. it provides excellent acoustic properties and we love the look of its natural, raw wood wool texture. Specified in black it is really striking and importantly the black ceiling gives a sense of width in the cafe area.”
To complement the paired back industrial ‘Scandi’ design and monochrome pallet, Heradesign in black was specified throughout. In the reception and cafe areas Heradesign was used on the ceilings providing an attractive contrast to the white tiles, green walls and brass fixtures. In the cycle studio it was used on the walls and ceiling, creating a modern yet intimate vibe, with a living moss wall providing an attractive and functional focal point.
Manufactured from robust sustainable materials, fire resistant Heradesign has the highest level of sound absorption, Class A, helping improve speech intelligibility and helping create a relaxed atmosphere.