In Kotel, a system for the creation of large scale sono-acoustic walls was developed in which the wall acts as a housing for multiple speakers and also functions as an acoustic element. The grid like arrangement of the different sized individual elements enables large areas of wall space to be covered and a vast a variety of patterns to be produced from just ten simple base units. Through its faceted geometry and different sized resonant volumes, the wall can be finely tuned to reverberate or dampen specific tones and sound qualities within a space.

The intriguing quality of the exponential geometrical relationship between the individual units is their ability to generate a seemingly shifting and pulsating gestalt of octagonal and wave-like patterns in the wall’s surface. The Kotel piece marries the concerns of sound propagation and acoustic control with a visually compelling aesthetic and a refined structural logic that can be easily integrated within the fabric of architectural environments.