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Installation of Spigoacustic wood acoustic panels with the Omega system

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Installing Spigoacustic wood acoustic panels is very simple. So much so that if you try it, you will soon discover that the real difficulty does not lie in the assembly, but rather deciding on the model that you like among the dozens of finishes offered by our brand. When you detect a problem due to reverberation in room acoustics and decide to solve it using acoustic panels made of sound-absorbent wood, always keep in mind three key aspects: the acoustic panels’ absorption capacity, the finish (colours, materials, etc.) and the mounting system. As on other occasions, to learn about the different models of the Spigoacustic family, you can refer to our online catalogue, but today we want to look at the system for installing wood acoustic panels which is offered by Spigoacustic. The installation of Spigoacustic wood acoustic panels is carried out with two basic mounting systems: Omega Profile + fastening clip. In this case the profiles are placed on the wall like a batten so that the plates can then be mounted using a dovetail system. Spigoacustic plates are attached to the profile with the use of fastening clips. Wood batten system. In this case, you fix the wood battens on the wall and then mount the panels using the dovetailing system they include. The Spigoacustic plates are nailed to the battens with an air gun.   Following is a video clip demonstrating the installation of Spigoacustic wood acoustic panels using Omega profile + clip system.     If you liked this post, you may also be interested in:   - Melamine-finished acoustic panels - Definition and models - Wood acoustic panels at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium - Acoustic panels for acoustic conditioning in recording studios - Wood acoustic ceilings and acoustic panels: How does sound absorption work?
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The use of wood in the work of Alejandro Aravena - 2016 Pritzker Prize

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A few weeks ago the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena received the 2016 Pritzker Prize. It is the first time that a Chilean architect receives the prize, despite the fact that it is a country that has consistently made valuable contributions to world architecture. But perhaps the most aspect of the award is the recognition of a type of architecture that puts its sights on the essentials of this art: a simple, uncomplicated use of materials, the mutual understanding of the work and its surroundings and focus on the user of each project. We approach the works of Aravena to discover a use of wood (wood inner linings, wood ceilings and walls, and wood panels) which is perfect in combination with other materials. As specialists in the manufacture of wood inner linings, at Spigogroup we wanted to highlight some of the works of Alejandro Aravena where we found our favourite material: wood. Wood inner linings in the Centro de Innovación UC           Villa Verde housing         Details of wood inner linings in the Quinta Monroy housing complex       Access to Torres Siamesas             Wood panelling at the Faculty of Mathematics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile         Nuevo Horcones nurseries in Arauco         Tourist viewpoints       Constitución Culture Centre           Constitución Municipal Theatre           Santiago Montessori School       Photographs from www.alejandroaravena.com Photographs Author: Felipe Díaz Contardo - www.fotoarq.com . If you liked this post, you may also be interested in: . - Wood ceilings in churches: Church of San Francisco de Castro, Chiloé Islands, Chile - Wood inner linings in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright - Wood inner linings: 8 video clips on types of Wood - The use of wood slats in inner linings and wood ceilings
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Options in Spigotec ceiling finishes and wood panelling

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The first uses man made of wood had minimal variety of colours and finishes and they were restricted to the 2 or 3 types of wood that the carpenter might find near his workshop. Subsequently, trade allowed for other types of wood from distant lands, providing a greater wealth of finishes in the wood panelling used in temples and palaces. By the 20th century, with the birth of acoustic panels, wood panelling became much more useful as it not only met an aesthetic function, but also served to improve room acoustics. Today, the Spigotec catalogue features the greatest variety in interior wood panelling for ceilings, and walls in the market, the result of a combination of different finishes with the different types of perforation for acoustic conditioning. - Depending on the model, Spigotec offers wood panelling with circular, slotted or square perforations, as well as the possibility to choose models with micro-perforations, plain models or special models, all with varying degrees of acoustic absorption. - With regard to finish, Spigotec wood panelling for ceilings and walls can be completed in: 1. Natural varnished wood: from the most common finishes like beech, oak, cherry, wenge or maple to more unusual veneers projects with special requirements. 2. Melamine: the standard colours which are most in demand are white, stainless steel, maple, wenge, cherry, oak, pear or beech, although any melamine finish on the amrket can be supplied. 3. Lacquer: in RAL and NCS chart colours 4. Laminated HPL sheets Here you can visit our complete catalogue, and this video clip from our new Youtube channel shows some samples of Spigotec wood panelling in our factory showroom.       If you liked this post, you may also be interested in:   - Wood panelling in shopping centres – Equinoccio Shopping Centre - PEFC or FSC wood panelling What’s that? - 3 Good reasons to use wood panelling in enclosed public spaces - Wood ceilings, or ceilings with wood panelling for brick and concrete buildings
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Acoustic conditioning in an assembly room: La Rioja Official Nursing Association

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It might seem that reverberation only occurs in large auditoriums but it also occurs in smaller meeting rooms, offices and assembly rooms requiring acoustic conditioning. The project we bring today to our blog is one of the most common and usual instances of acoustic conditioning: acoustic conditioning of an assembly room. There are thousands of small assembly rooms, with capacities close to 100 people, distributed in different parts of our towns and cities: from the small assembly rooms of colleges, institutes and culture centres, to the small auditoriums of some hotels, including meeting rooms in other institutions like Chambers of Commerce, business associations and professional associations. For many reasons, some of them have a high amount of reverberation which makes it difficult to understand speeches and conversations. Good acoustic conditioning in an assembly room can improve the acoustics of the room and turn it into the perfect place for talks, presentations and lectures. One of the first projects that we have completed in 2016 is the acoustic conditioning of the assembly room in the headquarters of the La Rioja Official Nursing Association. For this job were used Spigoacustic acoustic panels, model Spigoacustic 28-32-32, finished in white melamine, which, in addition to improving the acoustics of the room, also increased its luminosity, providing a clean, modern look. In addition to the wood panelling on the walls, the doors were also panelled with the same model of acoustic panels.     If you liked this post, you may also be interested in:   - 3 consequences of not carrying out a proper acoustic conditioning in an office - Accessible ceilings for the acoustic conditioning of romos - Acoustic conditioning – Readings on acoustics (in Spanish) - Acoustic panels for acoustic conditioning in recording studios
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