Tala Bistro completes Capital Region’s first sculptural sound-absorbing ceiling installation

Latham, N.Y. – Tala Bistro today announced the completion of a sculptural acoustic ceiling, uniquely designed to control noise levels and provide a dining environment conducive to conversation and intimacy. The ceiling is the result of collaboration between owner Leah Tyrrell, architect Neil Pelone (www.nparch.com), and acoustic designer Zackery Belanger (www.archgeometer.com).

The form of the ceiling was parametrically determined based on acoustic performance and non-acoustic infrastructure including lighting and sprinkler systems. The dense repetition of thin vertical banners gives the ceiling a highly effective coverage area while the glossy, black ceiling remains visible overhead. Each of the more than five hundred banner components were fabricated by hand.

Tala Bistro opened in April 2013.  The unique design of the space is at once modern and classic.

“My partners and I are committed to creating an unforgettable dining experience,” Tyrrell said. “We take every review seriously and try to address concerns immediately. Over the past few months, there has been a steady drumbeat in relation to the noise level. While researching different ways to correct this issue, we felt strongly about maintaining the integrity of the interior design. Although there were other more cost effective solutions, we decided to stay the course and do something unique to the region. Working with local talents like Neil and Zackery to create this sculptural effect was well worth the extra time and money that went into the solution.”

Tala Bistro is a modern American Bistro featuring indoor and outdoor dining and a full-service bar. It is located at 626 New Loudon Road in Latham, New York. Tala Bistro is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, and Sunday for brunch and dinner. For more information or make reservations visit www.talabistro.com.

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