Sonos Studio

Sonos Studio

Architect
RA-DA
Location
La Brea Art & Design District – Los Angeles, CA, United States
Project Year
2012
Category
Shops
Ralf Strathmann

Sonos Studio

RA-DA as Architects

"Los Angeles’s La Brea Art and Design District plays host to dozens of art galleries, restaurants, clothing and furniture stores. The street can be visually stimulating to say the least, but it’s been neglecting one of our other senses until now. The Sonos Studio has set up shop here to cater to your ears rather than your eyes and stomach.


A sonically fine-tuned listening gallery, the Sonos Studio is dedicated to the best possible listener experience. It features seven-degree canted gallery walls, and strategically placed pyramidal sound-dispersing foam tiles that are laid in a red and black pattern that looks somewhat like if Space Invader did the Sistine Chapel.


Although sound is the primary focus, it would be unfair not to mention the Coffee Commissary gourmet coffee bar, art installations, and skateboard “lending library” courtesy of NatasKaupas. By day, it functions as a community space for anyone to come in and enjoy. By night, it’s a public event space that will feature listening parties and performances..." (Quoted from Filter Magazine)


SCHEMATIC DESIGN ITERATIONS


With sound quality being one of the most important design factors, several ideas and methods were explored in trying to develop a space that has the same acoustic quality as a recording studio. We developed a series of schemes that experimented with all types of acoustically rated material such as felt, foam panels, and hanging baffles.

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