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Interview #33
Christel Tyrsmo & Maria Trovik

Text by: Matt Carey
Photo: Lasse Olsson

All around the world, architects and designers are using BAUX Acoustic Tiles and Panels in exciting projects for great brands. In a series of newsletters, we aim to introduce you to a selection of projects and the mind masters behind the designs of these acoustic artworks. We simply will call these newsletters Interviews #.

This week we’ve been chatting with Christel Tyrsmo and Maria Trovik, Interior Architects at SWECO, Örebro.

How did you first hear about BAUX?
We first saw BAUX at Stockholm Furniture Fair and thought it looked really cool. Then a colleague was using the material and was really positive about its potential.

Why did you use BAUX for the Uppsala Parking project?
We were looking for a product that we could use interpret the client’s brand identity. We love the graphic possibilities BAUX brings to a space. There are so many BAUX tiles and colours to choose from. It’s a very creative material to work with!

How did you use BAUX to interpret the client’s brand identity?
We had an idea to use BAUX Panels to create patterns that represented streets and roads with colours that match the foliage in parks. These are the environments where Uppsala Parking meet their customers. The motif runs throughout the building as a red thread.

Were you also interested in BAUX as an acoustic material?
Of course! Sound is always important in a building. We had some acoustic challenges from hard surfaces and the industrial character of the space. We knew we needed to use materials that would give us the right acoustics for people to feel good in the space. We also used BAUX in the meeting rooms to add an extra layer of sound insulation. Adjoining internal walls between meeting rooms are often made from simpler construction methods so the BAUX designs added an extra layer of sound insulation.

Did the BAUX designs help the acoustics?
Yes, they made a big difference. You could hear the difference. It’s quieter and everyone working there really enjoys the colours and textures. The client is really happy!

What would your dream BAUX project be?
It would be really fun to use BAUX in school environments, where there is often a lot of noise. You could lessen the background noise of voices and create something beautiful in the corridors, dinning room or a library.  A dance studio would also be really cool. BAUX would be the perfect material create the right visual and acoustic impression!

Visit the case Uppsala Parking to learn more about the project created by Christel Tyrsmo & Maria Trovik. Or visit the inspiration page for other BAUX acoustic interior design projects.