drop, drop, drop…
Today I am methodically doing something I really can’t say I am a fan of. Installing a drop ceiling. The good news is this is decent acoustic tile with an NRP over .7 and will just take all the treatment, isolation, bass traps, and diffusion and make the room close up onto itself. I am more than curious to hear the space when the audio cloud and a high-frequency diffuser are installed under the ceiling. It should be heaven to the ears as all noise will disappear and only what comes out of the quested monitors will be heard.
I don’t understand why people don’t have passions that they follow. It is like this room that I am helping my friend build. It is something that most folks won’t attempt or do, yet if you are a curious maker, builder, nerd, or inventor – these are merely projects that stretch you to become better and at the same time allow you to learn about experiential knowledge, versus just book smarts and knowledge
It is a bit like architects seem to have a bad rap in Switzerland. I think the real issue is that the system doesn't really rewarded cross-pollination and having many variable talents that you use. Thus, the designers sat in school and learned to design on paper, while it sure would not hurt them to actually be forced to go build actual buildings or spend a few months working to see how the chasm between design on paper and the reality of how it actually works in the world come together. I haven’t seen too many designs that rolled out in fact that work out brilliantly, sans any modifications or change orders.
There is something to be said about having flexibility and the autonomy to moving forward with a design if a better, less expensive, more elegant, or just beautiful solution arises. This is something that is difficult to have in large teams or specialized teams. It is straightforward for the overall goal and solution to get buried behind each individual groups goals…of which…most don’t care all that much about what the other group is doing unless they are in the path or way of each other.
such I the day today. By tonight, I hope to hear the room finally close up. I am pondering just sitting in the beautiful space and listening…to the sound of silence.