|Re: Great rooms and common house spaces||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Dave and Diane (daveanddeeverizon.net)|
|Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 20:33:03 -0800 (PST)|
Hi Sharon, and everyone in coho-land,This is indisputably a fantastic idea if you have planned for the soft furniture and the plants and accounted for it in your budget. But if you haven't, then you have to try to make do afterwards, and figure out how to "soften" the spaces without softening your wallet. The felt walls I was looking at cost somewhere between $400 and $700 depending on the height. This would be enough to set off one table. Incidentally, I would not propose to use these in situations where amplification would be used or where voices would be raised above quiet conversation--those are "party" situations and we have a separate process to use the Great Room for that.
The felt walls I was talking about can be seen at: http://www.designerseye.com/wall.htm --Diane(:^] MARKETING FACILITATOR JP COHOUSING 617-522-2209 P.O. BOX 420 BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS HTTP://WWW.JPCOHOUSING.ORG = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 14:41:10, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> wrote:
On Dec 17, 2005, at 4:25 PM, Dave and Diane wrote:The size of our great room is good for community meetings but with onelarge room community dinners can be painfully noisy. I think the 3 contiguous rooms/alcoves that can be used separately would work out better for this function.I think the beauty of a large room is dividing it artfully using large plants and soft furniture so there are human scale seating and dining areas that can be rearranged and removed all together if a large meeting space is desired.
Has anyone tried those sound-absorbing felted wool screens from greatnordicdesign.com?I don't know the wool screen you refer to but at the college where I used to teach and from experiences in hotels where they make small rooms out of large banquet halls, I would save your money. The panels I've experienced don't work as sound barriers if amplification is used or if voices are raised above quiet conversation.
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