T-One Studios is the brainchild of leading Chinese recording engineers Qiwu Tan and Yi He. Located in Hohhot, the capital of China’s Inner Mongolia Province, the world-class recording complex was inspired by their admiration for WSDG-designed studios around the world. Driven to develop a facility of comparable technical and acoustic quality in Hohhot, they selected a modern residential building and retained the services of WSDG’s global architectural and acoustic design teams to create a realistic program for the cool, modern, impeccably-tuned recording studio they envisioned.
Tan and Yi selected a 2150 sq. ft. duplex space with all the prerequisites for an ideal recording studio. They envisioned a ‘sunken’ 237 sq. ft. Control Room on the ground floor linked to an 1120 sq. ft. basement-level Live, Iso and Rehearsal Room complex. All three elements of the basement compound would be linked to the C.R. for recording and mixing. Each of the studios’ C.R./Live components would also be built with full room-within-room construction to insure absolute sound isolation.
The T-One Studio complex represents a groundbreaking example of WSDG’s ‘Virtual Design Program’. Robust project management and experimental work in acoustic calculation and simulation proved highly effective in maximizing all of T-One’s available space and developing acoustic treatments to ensure superlative sound recording and playback. The WSDG design team created a uniquely modernistic yet warmly creative environment for T-One, making extensive use of perforated wood, stretch fabric-covered wall-panels, and innovative “ribbed” varied-depth ceiling treatments accented by innovative strip lighting, and baseboard floor illumination. T-One Studios signifies an exceptional global collaboration, and resulted in an elegant studio, designed to create outstanding world music.