When You Can't Get Away With Fudging A Sloppy Edge
When COE Architecture International needed an acoustics solution for their Irvine Valley Performing Arts Center project that was both beautiful & sustainable, they sourced Murano’s G16 grooved panels. Not only because they thought the finished product would look amazing, but also because the quality and technology of the panels— combined with Murano’s hands-on customer service—meant avoiding expensive mistakes.
Because, with projects of this scope and architectural sophistication, every detail has to be precise. Long walls and insets can be tricky, and when it comes to acoustics, there's no fudging or finessing less-than-perfect cuts or seams. You can’t “caulk away” a sloppy edge…we’re talking about sound engineering, guys!
So, for example, where an angled pillar met a Murano-clad ceiling on the ground floor, it required a perfect-circle cut. (Not so easy if the panel product is flimsy or a cheap composite…)
As you enter the ground floor entrance of the center and start to ascend the staircase to the theater level, the Murano G16 grooved paneling brings a distinct warmth and sophistication to COE’s striking minimalist design. In the upper-level lobby and theater entrance, it’s the perfect backdrop for pre-and post theater receptions for years to come. The rich texture and subtle woodgrain variations in the grooved panels negated the need for any other ornamentation or pricey wall art.
And Murano's state-of-the-art sound insulation technology ensures that whatever goes on in the lobby won't be heard inside the theater, and visa versa!
The organic look and feel of these acoustic panels is hard to convey in photos. It’s real wood, but engineered for optimum performance.
The IVC Performing Arts Center is only one of many commercial and civic Murano Acoustics installations. Learn more about them HERE, or, if you’re a Steelyard member, browse their catalog and connect directly with Murano as a vetted professional designer.