There are two important conditions to be satisfied in a phone, meeting or silence booth, and those are sound insulation and ventilation. The first requires that the space be sealed, and the second relies on openings for the supply and extraction of air. A conflict that is beautifully resolved through intelligent construction and applying the laws of physics. Patrick Lems, our Space-in-Space expert, explains how Ahrend supplies its sound-insulated cabins with a constant flow of fresh air
The phone, meeting or silence booth is becoming a more familiar sight in the open-plan office environment. These Space-in-Space solutions are designed to allow us to concentrate on our (video) calls, consultations and online meetings without being disturbed. ‘Not only do you want these sound-insulated cabins to support working or meeting in a quiet environment, but you want the people in the surrounding space to be able to work without disruption too. In other words, the sound insulation on these Space-in-Space solutions has to be excellent. Sound will 'leak' through any holes, so openings are to be avoided.’
Acoustics and ventilation combined
Laws of nature
Don't fixate on the acoustics
Our innovative combination of acoustics and ventilation goes even further. ‘Dust and tiny organisms can be filtered out and sound can be reduced by allowing the cooler, incoming air to zigzag through a special sound-absorbing labyrinth. This innovation shows that you shouldn't fixate on the acoustics when buying a sound-insulating cabin. Ahrend proves that fresh air and sound insulation can go together really well.’
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