• design
  • education

9 October 2018

Man on a ladder building a structure

FABPOD II Swinburne University, photo: Canhui Chen

This project was the result of investigations into the need for privacy and speech optimisation in open work areas. In this design, an intricate and customised variation of geometry and material combinations are achieved through novel approaches to digital fabrication. FABPOD ll geometry features a combination of sound absorption and reflection and the scattering of soundwaves, which contribute to social vibrancy, even distribution of sound, and extreme clarity within its interior. The exterior faces cut sound transmission to the outside, despite the semi-open architecture. The design considers manufacturing constraints and reduced production costs. Testing in commercial environments is underway.