The project’s target was to design an acoustic panel that could work with both absorbtion and expansion of the sounds. For this reason, the materials of the panel were cork and plywood.




The circular void at the top layer is the bigger one because its closer position to the CNC machines, that are the main source of noise. At the center of those shapes there are two emergences which work well with the sound absorbtion. The hierarchy of the dimensions is again due to the distance of the CNCs.




exterior facade for offices next to a noisy street


Acoustic Panel / CNC is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2019/2020 by:

Students: Francesco Polvi, Dusan Savicevic, Suyash Chandrakant Sawant, Dinesh K. Vellingiri

Faculty: Sujal Kodamadanchirayil Suresh  and Faculty assistant: Alaa Al Baroudi