Sound privacy and noise level are among the qualities occupants are least satisfied with in existing buildings. We decided to use our existing FabLab space with its very noisy CNC Router as a testing ground to develop tools and strategies applicable to the larger practice of architecture for addressing aural comfort.
In this video, we're flip-milling (cutting both sides of the material) 6" thick high-density foam. After cutting the back-side last week, this timelapse shows us milling the front, with custom surfacing toolpaths in evidence. Careful planning and alignments were needed to achieve the slatted apertures that you see here.