Wood Paneling in Modern Acoustic Kitchen

Photo By Bates Masi + Architects

Modern Acoustic Kitchen With Wood-Paneled Walls

The location of this house, in the heart of a bustling resort town, demanded that special attention be paid to acoustics. The walls are built with insulated concrete forms: a wall assembly nearly 20 inches thick, comprised of a poured concrete core, continuous from footing to roof, wrapped in insulating foam and topped with cedar planks. These walls provide excellent thermal insulation and an extremely low sound transmission, even in the galley kitchen.