Architect & Design Interviews #5 – Thibaut Candela & Timber Research Centre
All around the world, designers and architects are using the BAUX acoustic tiles and panels in exiting projects for exiting brands. In a series of newsletters we aim to introduce you to a selection of projects and the mindmasters behind designs of these acoustic artworks. We simply will call these newsletters Interviews #.
We’ve just been chatting to Thibaut Candela from SILO Architects in Grenoble, France to hear more about the BAUX designs in the Pôle d’Excellence Bois building.
Tell us a bit about the project?
Pôle d’Excellence Bois is a hub and resource centre for carpenters, designers and manufacturers, anyone in fact who works with wood.
Why did you choose BAUX?
We discovered BAUX during the initial development stages of the project but we’d previously seen BAUX designs in different projects on architecture blogs. As the tiles were made from raw wood it seemed like an ideal opportunity to use them on this project.
How did the BAUX designs transform the space?
They created and better acoustic environment and the BAUX designs brought a colourful graphic dimension to the space. The triangular panels allowed us to create geometric patterns, re-interpreting the tree as a unified visual identity throughout the space.
“BAUX allowed us to showcase wood’s versatility and transformational design properties, covering the full lifecycle from raw material to manufacturing, use and recycling.”
How have people reacted?
The client is satisfied with the project, especially the graphic and acoustic aspects of the design. The colours and eco credentials of BAUX tiles tied in well with their brand identity.
What would a dream BAUX project look like?
Perhaps a room entirely covered with BAUX panels! Walls and ceiling! The geometry would challenge the perception of the given volume of a physical space.
Visit the BAUX Timber Research Centre case page to learn more about the Grillska High School project created by the Codesign, Stockholm, Sweden. Or visit the inspiration page for other BAUX acoustic interior design projects.