Is there an aesthetic/acoustic relationship?
Phononic materials are a novel and exciting alternative to traditional noise abatement materials as they have the potential to significantly improve acoustic performance while increasing aesthetic design possibilities, allowing for new architectural forms and offering more interesting visual reading. The materials provide noise protection in the audible range of 200-20,000 Hertz.
Pierre Deymier_ Material Science
Dale Clifford_ Architecture
Meredith Aronson_ Material Science
Sponsored by the University of Arizona