The Acoustical Iris
This is an interactive installation designed specially for Science Center in Delft. The target of the design is to reduce noise from the hallway and staircase by using sound absorbing features of the design. In the design, the mechanism of Iris is being adopted. We make irises in different sizes and tend to hang them along side the stairs.
Sound Reflection Analysis
By analyzing the path and the density of reverberation in the staircase, we choose the gaps between stairs to add 'barriers'.
When people walk by the stair, senses will be activated by the distance between people and irises, opening and closing.
The first prototype we made
Learning from the iris mechanism, we produce this design for the staircase. When senses are activated, irises will open and expose the acoustic material inside.