Architect: AIA El Paso, In*Situ Architecture
Account Manager: Antonio Holguin
Designer: Autex Acoustics design team: Fernando Valero
Autex Acoustics®, in partnership with architect and client, has achieved an integrated acoustic design solution for an open-plan restaurant.
The Lapa Lapa restaurant in El Paso, Texas, was a collaboration between Autex Acoustics®, architect Anel Pasillas, and her client. The goal was to create an inviting space to meet and share food—without having to shout over the noise of others.
Restaurant noise is unavoidable. While some level of social noise is desirable for its energy and ambience, too much noise can reduce the enjoyment of dining out and also lead to fatigue in staff.
Looking to soften the hard surfaces of this modern space, the architect reached out to the Autex Acoustics in-house design team for assistance.
A flexible acoustic baffle system
Our design team produced a series of initial drawings for the client’s feedback. “Over several weeks, and a great deal of collaboration, we found a solution that all parties could be proud of,” says Fernando Valero, Autex Acoustics Manufacturing Designer.
“The client wanted to install the acoustic wave himself, so we provided detailed design drawings and gave him some pointers to make it a simple step-by-step process.”
Designed for open-plan interiors, Frontier Talus is defined by its soft sloping curves and wide color selection. The acoustic baffle provides targeted sound absorption and a 3D design feature, enhancing spaces large and small. Designers can mix and match colors and styles, creating endless configurations, while contractors enjoy fast installations.
The Lapa Lapa restaurant installation was a unique design case requiring a highly collaborative approach. The result is an acoustically comfortable and hospitable environment for Lapa Lapa El Paso and its guests.
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