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Redefining Meeting Spaces

Article by Ryan Malcolm

The FabPod II, currently under development by researchers in the Centre for Design Innovation’s Architecture and Habitat sector, looks to build on the success of the original FabPod I, constructed at RMIT University, which developed an intricate method of managing speech privacy in open work areas through the combination of architectural geometry and materials. The built (and used) prototypes are a vehicle for research into the vexed issue of speech privacy for meetings in open work areas, and part of a research project to investigate both privacy and speech intelligibility. A combination of absorption, reflection and scattering in the interior contributes to social vibrancy, an even sound distribution and extreme clarity on the interior. Similar moves cut sound transmission to the outside, despite the Pod’s semi open architecture (no ceiling or door). The intricacy, and custom variation of the geometry/material combination across the pod is achievable through novel approaches to cutting edge digital fabrication. 

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Professor Jane Burry is the Dean of the School of Design in the Faculty of Health Arts and Design at Swinburne University of Technology, formerly...

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