Acoustic design features at The Moxy East Village

Eloise Hanson Eloise Hanson Uploaded 14 April 2020

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US: Marking the fourth Moxy-branded hotel in New York City, the property is one of Stonehill Taylor’s most recent design projects with two underground venues.

The Moxy East Village exterior and interior architecture takes influence from the neighbourhoods urban aesthetic, with brick walls and iron fire escapes.

Design firm Stonehill Taylor planned the building within the 120-foot height limit of East Village, dedicating its above-ground floors and 286 rooms with ample sunlight.

Below ground, the Cathédrale restaurant and adjacent nightclub Little Sister were designed in collaboration with Rockwell Group and sound designers at Autex.

Of the technology and special materials used in the process include:

  • Quietspace panels that mimic wood-slot ceilings covering mechanical and acoustic air movement at Little Sister.
  • An engineered sound barrier ceiling system separating each floor.
  • A volume-modelling study for noise reverberation that yields high-quality live music experiences while maintaining sufficient verbal communication levels.

Other notable features at the hotel include an overheard wire-mesh sculpture titled Fillmore in the main dining room, freestanding check-in kiosks constructed by local artist Michael Sanzone, and swinging chairs and a Skee-Ball game in the social area. 

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