The size of this room was pre-deterimined. It had already been framed when Rives was asked to work on the design. However, none of the finishing had been done, so there was plenty of room to make this work.
First we had to deal with the room modes, that because of the dimensions were going to be a problem. For this we crafted a narrow band Helmhotz resonator that is carefully hidden in the corner of the book case.
The room was rather small and we needed some pressure relief. This is all done in the ceiling and covered in fabric, so visually it is not apparent.
Lastly, was the need for diffusion. The wainscoting panels utilize a combination of diffusors and absorbers hidden behind their fabric covering.
As Mr. W will attest. This room immediately sounds different--you can hear it in your voice when you walk in. But none of it is visually intrusive, which is exactly what I wanted.