Architect & Design Interviews #4 – Caleb Salomons & Calgary Boardroom
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 been chatting with Caleb Salomons Architect/Designer at Jerilyn Wright & Associates. We asked him about the BAUX design at OPUS Corporation, Calgary.
What was the idea for this space?
Calgary is home to a number of energy companies who have their headquarters here. Opus wanted something a little different, less corporate and more comfortable for their clients – something that reflected their business interests in construction and property development.
Where did the idea for the BAUX design come from?
It’s a contemporary but comfortable space with residential features like a double-sided fireplace, a decorative detailing and a gracious lounge area. The main boardroom is visible throughout the client area and we wanted to create a surprise moment as you transition through the space.
How did the BAUX design transform the space?
The colours and scale provide a talking point. As it’s visible from other parts of the building it transmits and acts as a focal point.
“The geometric shapes fit together like a building, which fits with the client’s interests in construction. The client loves the interactive quality – it’s a story and a conversation starter.”
How have people reacted?
The client loves the interactive quality. They like taking tiles off the wall and use them to start a dialogue with guests. It fits well with their story and matches their environmentally friendly building credentials. It’s a great way to break the ice with new clients.
What would a dream BAUX project look like?
Anyplace you can play with scale. It’s hard to find products that adapt well to large spaces. BAUX would be great on large walls or in buildings with multiple floor spaces.
Visit the BAUX OPUS Calgary Boardroom case page to learn more about the Opus Boardroom project created by the Jerilyn Wright & Associates, Calgary, Canada. Or visit the inspiration page for other BAUX acoustic interior design projects.