Willem Twee studios. Areas for electronic music in the attics of an old monumental synagogue
Willem Twee studios. Areas for electronic music in the attics of an old monumental synagogue
Willem Twee studios. Areas for electronic music in the attics of an old monumental synagogue

Reset architecture converted an office space into the Willem Twee Studios, music studios for electronic and electroacoustic music. This exceptional sound and music workspace is attracting international attention from electroacoustic musicians

Willem Twee Studios and Concert Hall are built according to the renovation project to Reset architecture's renovation project of an old monumental synagogue in's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. The Willem Twee Studios replace attic spaces formerly used as offices; thus, it is a rehabilitation of part of the historic building, in a particular space, and part of the drop-shaped extension dating back to the 1990s. The existing curved space with the eccentric inverted bay window gave rise to a design concept that accentuates spatial dynamics

Willem Twee studios. Areas for electronic music in the attics of an old monumental synagogue

A new zig-zag acoustic wall was introduced which emphasizes the curve and connects the new studio spaces. The zig-zag shape is a contrivance that increases the acoustic absorption area. The music studio in the synagogue office wing is a soundproofed, framed wooden box. Inside this box the zig-zag wall controls the acoustics of the room. The floor-to-ceiling panels, with linen insulation, are finished with wool fabric. The ceiling is made of sound-absorbing birch wood panels with LED strips for lighting. Wood and gray fabric panels are also used in the attic space to acoustically enhance the space

Willem Twee studios. Areas for electronic music in the attics of an old monumental synagogue

This palette of materials and colors fits well with the metal music equipment and forms a calm atmosphere full of concentration and creativity.
In collaboration with the studio musicians, the designers designed some simple-looking furniture in black steel and birch wood for a fixed and precise arrangement of the equipment

Willem Twee studios. Areas for electronic music in the attics of an old monumental synagogue

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