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Artificial intelligence, acoustics and architecture

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AI is here to stay and the concepts of Artificial Intelligence, Acoustics and Architecture are unavoidably going to go hand in hand from now on. The integration of artificial intelligence in the field of architecture and design opens up a world of new opportunities to improve the acoustic quality and efficiency of built spaces. The way sound propagates and is perceived can affect the comfort and functionality of building and, with the help of AI, architects can better understand and control their acoustics. Using deep learning algorithms, machines can analyse and predict the behaviour of sound in a given environment. This allows designers to adjust the configuration of spaces and the layout of architectural elements to achieve higher acoustic quality. For example, AI can help to determine the degree of absorption and optimal placement of acoustic panels used for reverberation control in acoustic conditioning work. In addition, AI can be used to simulate and evaluate the acoustic performance of spaces prior to their construction. This reduces the need for costly physical prototypes and allows designers to test different configurations virtually. By accurately predicting how sound will behave in a given environment, more informed decisions can be made to improve acoustics from the earliest stages of design. The application of AI in architectural acoustics not only helps designers. End users of spaces can also benefit. From offices and educational facilities to auditoriums and homes, the integration of AI into acoustic design contributes to the creation of more pleasant and functional environments.           If you liked this post about Artificial Intelligence, acoustics and architecture, you may also be interested in:   - Acoustic panels for exhibition halls, museums and galleries - How wood panels help to achieve VERDE certification - Flexible wood slat cladding: so acoustics does not limit creativity - Customised acoustic panels made to measure according to the requirements of each project  

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Acoustic panels for exhibition halls, museums and galleries

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Is the use of acoustic panels for exhibition halls, museums and galleries of any use? The answer is ‘yes’, and we explain why below Exhibition halls are, together with temples, the places where you can usually enjoy the most silence and tranquillity. It might seem that it is not necessary to undertake their acoustic conditioning but, in reality, it is, and this is partly due to the new uses we are now making of these places. Perhaps out of concentration, perhaps out of respect, but in museums art is enjoyed in silence. However, when the art on display has a certain fame, we find groups of visitors led by guides who, often at the same time and in the same place, struggle to get their explanation across to their audience, even with the help of small loudspeakers or translators. This situation, worsened by the sound reflection of walls, doors, display cabinets or protective glass or acrylic sheet panels, makes it necessary to use acoustic panels to correct the imbalances produced by reverberation that prevent us from enjoying the acoustic comfort that we would like. On the other hand, art galleries, museums and exhibition halls have long been used for social events that bring together many people in the same room. The sound environment of cross-talk, together with the noise from the catering service and even ambient music from loudspeakers, creates a sound setting that requires the control provided by the use of sound-absorbent wood panels. If you have any questions, please contact Spigogroup’s technical department: comercial@spigogroup.com         If you liked this post about acoustic panels for exhibition halls, you may also be interested in:   - Flexible wood slat cladding: so acoustics does not limit creativity - 3 examples of interior wood cladding for health centres or hospitals - Customised acoustic panels made to measure according to the requirements of each project - Acoustic panels for press rooms: press room at the Ministry of Justice in Madrid    

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How wood panels help to achieve VERDE certification

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Wood panels and VERDE certification share the present and future scenario of a new, more sustainable way of building. VERDE is the sustainability certification in buildings developed by GBCe (Green Building Council España), a benchmark institution in our country in the transformation towards a sustainable model in the building sector. The label quantifies the environmental, social and economic impact of buildings and provides designers and developers with information on the environmental impact of the building through quantifiable indicators in the following categories: Plot and Site; Energy and Atmosphere; Natural Resources; Indoor Air Quality; Quality of Service; Social and Economic Aspects; and Quality Concept and Innovation. The assessment system is based on the Spanish Technical Building Code and European Directives. Spigogroup wood acoustic panels and cladding or wood panels use FSC/PEFC wood from sustainably managed forests, thereby helping to exceed the indicators of the Natural Resources category. On the other hand, Spigogroup has the A+ label which certifies that its wood cladding is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can pollute indoor air and, in addition, the acoustic comfort provided by its acoustic panels assure Indoor Environmental Quality. Under the Energy and Atmosphere section, wood cladding on the thermal envelope of a building contributes to the reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions. Spigogroup carries out our products according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, CE, PEFC y FSC regulations, which support our commitment with environment, sustainable development of finishing activity and its good business management.         If you liked this post about wood panels and VERDE certification, you may also be interested in:   - Flexible wood slat cladding: so acoustics does not limit creativity - Spigogroup launches new wood slat cladding with PET felt insulation - The benefits of using wood panels in Passivhaus-certified projects - 5 reasons to use wood if you want to earn BREEAM certification    

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Flexible wood slat cladding: so acoustics does not limit creativity

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Flexible wood slat cladding enables acoustic conditioning in special projects where the design makes it necessary to work on curved spaces. A few months ago, Spigoline, the Spigogroup solid wood slat cladding brand, launched a new line of wood slat cladding with PET felt insulation. The new SPIGOLINE PET is an acoustic panel with a modern and timeless design that combines solid natural obeche wood slats arranged in parallel with an eco-friendly insulating panel with high thermal and acoustic performance, made of 80% recycled polyester fibres, 100% recyclable and with a low carbon footprint. The base of the PET felt insulation panel is flexible, which allows the cladding to be affixed on moderately curved walls and ceilings. This characteristic makes the panel a perfect material for acoustic improvement in installations with a more striking and provocative visual appeal. It is therefore ideal in retail design where the aim is for points of sale to be attractive, functional and experiential. Also in the interior design of hotels, offices or corporate headquarters, where the aim is to transmit an avant-garde image of quality. The felt and low density obeche wood of this cladding are light and very easy to cut and handle, so it can be installed quickly, easily and cleanly, making it feasible for any installer with basic cladding installation skills. If you have any questions, please contact Spigogroup’s technical department: comercial@spigogroup.com             If you liked this post about flexible wood slat cladding, you may also be interested in:   - Customised acoustic panels made to measure according to the requirements of each project.. - Spigogroup launches new wood slat cladding with PET felt insulation - How to install solid wood slats on walls - Acoustic conditioning of classrooms: calculation of reverberation time and recommendations        

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