Project brief: An environmental design project developed in partnership with the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça for a multipurpose room: the foyer of the Pavilion of Knowledge, a science museum in Lisbon. The intention, due to the versatility of space, was to create a texture for a perforated wall with acoustic and lightning purposes.
Approach: The theme, ASCII, is analogous to the museum’s intentions of sharing information. By creating different texture densities with bigger or smaller cuts, acoustic percentages and the openings in the window areas of the rear rooms were controlled. LED white lightning between the wall and the “skin” was balanced with natural light.
Effectiveness: Currently a weekly TV show about new technologies called Talk Global is being recorded on this foyer. The space has been providing a good acoustic and visual experience for these and further approaches.