2aAA7. Partially coupled chambers in auditorium design.

Session: Tuesday Morning, May 14

Time: 11:05

Author: Russell Johnson
Location: Artec Consultants, Inc., 114 W. 26 St., 9 Fl., New York, NY 10001


Our consulting group has completed 12 concert rooms or opera houses with controllable partially coupled chambers, and we have three either under construction or on the drafting boards. This paper provides a very brief overview of this approach to auditorium design and gives a rough idea of how this design feature might evolve during the next 5 years, with some reference to adjustability of the cubic volume of the primary chamber, and to the location of the openings into the secondary chamber.

from ASA 131st Meeting, Indianapolis, May 1996