We think a lot. We have opinions. About architecture. About acoustics. And why a really good album hasn’t been released since December 1, 1973 – in other words, Black Sabbath’s fifth studio album. Sometimes it happens. The magic. Protests, songs of praise? Speak now or forever hold your peace.
Thanks to a donation of 32 MUSD from Henry W. Bloch, a new building for Entrepreneurship and innovation were built at the university in Kansas City, UMKC.
A Project team of, to mention a few, BNIM Architects, MRY Architects and the General Contractor J.E. Dunn, stand behind the project. The installation of the Fellert system were magnificently done by E&K from Kansas City.
The result became a beautiful yet highly functional building with several unique facilities which contains unique possibilities for state of the art, innovative teaching techniques.
We are off course, needless to say, very happy that Fellert has a natural place in this context!
At Fellert, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight this extraordinary example of how to use modern materials to preserve the original architecture and design.
Together with the responsible architects at Studio Pali Fekete Architects, Fellert has been working on creating a ceiling that meets up to today’s requirements in sound environment, at the same time as the original experience of italian post renaissance is kept in color, shape and texture.
When looking at the pictures, one clearly understands that the almost endless possibilities of adjusting the surface of the seamless acoustical ceiling by Fellert Even Better were taken advantage of to the limit, in order to reach the desired result.
That the address happens to be Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills doesn’t make things any worse. We like to fantasize about all the celebrities that will pass through under the undulating Fellert ceiling, now and for many more years to come!
Boulevard de Waterloo is the Champs Élysées or Oxford Street of Brussels.
A street where many internationally recognized companies have chosen to locate their boutiques and showrooms.
One of the companies who recently decided to open up a showroom there, is BMW.
The cars from BMW and the showroom itself goes hand in hand. They both radiate performance and design.
With that background, it is not very surprising that Fellert Even Better were the selected material for the walls and ceilings.
Customized entirely to the client’s requirements, more than 900 m2 of Fellert Even Better Silk were installed in the ceilings, followed by a wall and ceiling area of approximately 1500 m2 with the exact appearance of raw concrete. This texture is totally unique for this project.
The pictures speaks for themselves when speaking about design. The walls look like concrete. The smooth, white, monolithic ceilings stretches throughout the entire facility. Just as beautiful as the lines of the BMW’s 6-series. It is hard to grasp that these surfaces actually has yet another function.
The function allows large crowds of people to reside there at the same time. Conversations can take place without being disturbed by the surrounding noise. The staff doesn’t have to deal with headache, tiredness or problems to concentrate
It is, in other words, possible to combine sound absorption and design!
This is what we call performance!
Nothing of this would have happened without our excellent representative in Belgium, Engepar SA.
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As young, innovative companies made their way into the 2000s, the attitude to the office and its design was changed. A cosy and attractive office can make a difference, for example, when recruiting excellence. Of course one would like to work for a company that really shows how successful and innovative they are, rather than for a company that is still stuck in the norm from 1972.
Fellert Even Better is designed to meet the requirements of sound environment demanded of modern buildings today, whilst it does not restrict the original design initiative at the same time.
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Most Fellert-ceilings around the world are white. If they are not white, they are usually in a bright color. Absolutely nothing wrong with that, but the rainbow contains more colors than that.
We declare that Fellert Even Better manage all RAL and NCS colors.
For this reason, it is particularly amusing for us to be able to show the following project; a shopping mall in Finland – Ainoa Tapiola.
The installers of this Even Better Sahara are Acoustic Scandinavia.
If you ask me, I think it is really cool, not only because that the green color is the same as in our logo!
When Waynes Coffee moved into the old City hall building of Borås, they wanted for obvious reasons to decorate the facilities according to their own concept.
Already installed there was an acoustical tile ceiling. Wrong color, but that can easily be repainted.
– too bad that it no longer absorbs any sound after the paint has closed all the pore in the acoustic panels.
– too bad the MEP-people didn’t put all the panels back in place after finishing their work.
Us Fellert people know that it could have been done so much better by choosing a seamless Fellert ceiling instead. The brown colour could easily been colour matched and the plaster pigmented and since the ceiling is seamless, no one has to worry about having panels on the run!
And most important of all, even after being tinted brown, the ceiling would still absorb 85 – 95% of the sound that hits the surface.
– That would have been highly appreciated, especially by the people working behind the counter all day long!
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“Doubling the amount of acoustic absorption present in a room halves the total sound energy, leading to a 3 dB reduction in reverberant noise level” states a website set up by Sheffield University in cooperation with Ramboll Acoustics, called Hospital Acoustics.
This is especially interesting since acoustic levels in today’s hospitals are very high.
– CISCA states in a white paper from 2010 that, on average, daytime levels have risen 0,38 dB and nighttime levels have risen 0,42 dB – each year regardless of what type of hospital or facility that were examined.
Imagine that replacing a standard painted gypsum ceiling by a high performing acoustic ceiling like for example the Fellert Even Better Silk, would increase the acoustic absorption 5 times or more. That will do miracles in terms of reverberant noise levels!
We, at Fellert, recommends to read the white paper from CISCA as an introduction to Acoustics in Healthcare environments, although it completely forgets about the benefits in terms of hygiene and design to use a seamless acoustic ceiling like Fellert Even Better Silk instead of plain ceiling tiles. Contact CISCA for more information on how to get a copy of the white paper, www.cisca.org or download it via the link below.
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The most funny thing happened when we sat down together with a couple of our supervisors and discussed how we would do it.
Olof Strömberg, our latest addition to the sales side, with other words a fairly new employee without any experience from the installation side, he walked past, listened for a while to the discussion and said:
– How hard can it be? Let me try.
Sure, do it, we said without really believing in it! Here you can see the result.
We were happy and what is even more fun, the customer was satisfied and specified us.
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used as a host for temporary exhibitions.The city hall was built in 1860 and was designed by the architect Depierre.
was to preserve the heritage of the building but with a great sound environment.This is the result made with the Fellert Even Better SILK system, installed by ALLAIN ingénierie.