With a studio build in my 5 year plans, I find myself daydreaming about design ideas which are both functional and attractive. Today I was thinking about drum sounds, and how much I love the local University's studio B, with one wall a semi QRD made from block. It's dreadfully ugly though.
I really like red brick, and the thought occurred to me that I could easily incorporate Primitive Root Diffusors into interior brick walls, by changing the orientation of the bricks to protrude away from the wall and trimming them to various lengths with a whet saw. I could possibly even find brick that's longer than the norm to increase the well depth.
Have any of you seen this done before? In my thought experiments it seems to work pretty well, and it would look rad. I'm imagining some pillars of brick PRD's in strategic locations breaking up a flat brick wall, with overhead spot lighting casting some pretty cool shadows along their surfaces. These pillars would be flanked by heavy duty floor to ceiling retractable curtains for adjustable absorption.
So... Brick PRD's. What do you think?