A big advantage!
One of the greatest advantages a Monolithic Dome has over other structures is the lack of exterior sound transmission through the structure. Outside noises are rarely heard on the inside of the Dome.
It takes a pretty loud noise to penetrate the concrete and foam shell of the Monolithic Dome. So what does this mean to music professionals?
It means that a Monolithic Dome music studio can be located near noisy areas and exterior noises are silenced by the Dome shell. The calculated sound transmission coefficient is virtually zero. Everyone knows that zero is not possible, but the Monolithic Dome comes extremely close.
Central Sound Waves
Because of the shape of the dome, sound tends to concentrate in the center of the dome. There won’t be a standing wave over in one corner and another standing wave in another corner. All sound waves will be concentrated in the center.
Obviously, sound in any structure is an issue and must be dealt with, but it is much easier dealing with accumulated sound in one area than it is to deal with scattered sound all around a conventional building.
By applying proper acoustic techniques and absorbing panels and deflectors to the interior of the Monolithic Dome sound absorption can literally be tuned to the desires of the musicians or recording artist.
It is also quite simple to attach two or three Monolithic Domes together in such a way that the noisy parts of the business can be carried out in one dome without transmitting noise to the others.
If a window is put between the dome, operators can actually see the performers in their dome while the operators are controlling from a separate dome.
There are many design possibilities for creating a Monolithic Dome music studio. If you have further questions and interest, please email [email protected] or call 972 483 7423 today!
Note: We originally presented this article in May 2005.