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In its renovation of the theatre at the National Young Deaf People’s Institute in Paris, the architectural agency MAD chose Texaa’s Stereo  panels, thereby displaying visible acoustic fittings in the ceiling space as part of its design. When you enter the theatre in this 18th-century building in the heart of Paris, your eyes are caught…

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After years of testing its Aeria* textile and stretching it to fit the myriad of situations architects and acoustic engineers have wanted to put it in, Texaa® ended up developing a new open-knit modular textile ceiling solution mounted on frames with a more or less transparent appearance depending on the configurations chosen. Its technical and…

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Hamelin is a well-known brand, and its products – Oxford exercise books and Elba files –  are familiar to many. The group is still owned and run by the family today. Established in 1864 by Ernest Hamelin, it is now in the hands of his great grandson, Stéphane and has become a European leader in…

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One immediately forgets, on entering the new Mannheim Business School, that one is crossing the threshold into an imposing historical building, one of Europe’s grandest Baroque castles, situated in Bade-Wurtemberg. Rather, it is the colours which speak out – red for spaces dedicated to intellectually intense activities (teaching, debating), white for corridors and hallways, and…

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  The old workshops of the naval arsenal in the Recouvrance quarter of the town that have been in disuse since 2004, have taken on a new lease of life. A modern urban development is coming to fruition, overlooking the River Penfeld. The François Mitterrand media library, which exceeds 10,000 square metres was inaugurated in…

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  “The owner of this house likes entertaining friends”, explains Bernard Demptos, the now retired founder of Texaa®, “but the dining room is a long, narrow, rectangular room overlooking the garden and echoed massively. When conversation livened up and the sound level rose, you couldn’t hear yourself speak!” There was no real, easy solution to…

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  The Creativity and Learning Hub is a place for meeting up and exchanging, and offers students the possibility of working alone in quiet isolation or as part of a group in one of the glazed rooms designed for this purpose, inviting them to engage in discussion and debate or try out a video game.…

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  ‘This was quite a tricky project,’ Frédéric Druot, head architect, explains, ‘notably in terms of organising the interior space available into an open, elegant working environment which would be at once convivial and contemporary in feel, both on the ground floor where the stone vaulting is some seven metres high and in the attic…

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  Back in February 2016, architecture agency Denton Associates was commencing work on the renovation of a building at the heart of the London docklands, destined to house a training centre for a business specialising in transport. Texaa® had just published a catalogue showcasing its new ‘breathing ceiling’, and its launch was accompanied by a…

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ACOUSTIC COMFORT FOR A UNIVERSITY RESTAURANT ON ROCKEFELLER DOMAIN The Rockefeller university restaurant is located to the north of a plot on rue Volney, close to the Medicine and Pharmacy Faculty and the Edouard-Herriot hospital in the 8th arrondissement of Lyons, France. The plan included three dining halls: –       1 large hall for students housing…

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_Acoustic comfort in schools by Texaa®                                                             nterview with François Lalanne, Deputy Mayor of Beautiran in south-west France a village with 2,200 inhabitants. “Our school canteen was built in the 80’s and the noise inside was catastrophic. It was built out of concrete and has huge picture windows,…

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_In a restaurant, it’s great when you can hear yourself speak! by Texaa® Interview with David,owner of the Le Bistrot 31 restaurant in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. “The customers used to complain about the noise, especially for evening meals. During lunches, people don’t speak so loudly and the sound resonates less. At dinner, people are…

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