Ceiling designs for different projects with great shapes,
Roofs are basic architectural elements that define the building’s volume,
atmosphere and amount of light, and roofs create a state of openness, security and continuity.
Iconic roofs have become a symbol of the place,
with several buildings featuring roofs of distinction and exclusivity, from the Australian Sydney Opera House to the Sistine Chapel,
transcending purely practical considerations and building cultural resonance.
Some of the buildings have been designed with free-form roofs,
which have been recognized by the A+ Awards, and these buildings are divided between cultural and commercial.
Located across multiple continents and climates,
these models are shaped into the ceiling design using a range of scales and programmes,
each reimagining the fifth facade through form, materiality and assembly.
Rope Wave China office designed by Atelier Ten
Located in the QSW Cultural Center in Shanghai,
this office was created to promote creativity, engagement and community.
Formed from steel, wood and rope, the design creates a dynamic interior surface around multiple spaces.
Sea Song in the US Designed by Form4 Architecture
Inspired by ocean views and manta rays, the Sea Song Project has created flowing ceiling forms for three special structures.
Conceived as energy-free, self-sustaining buildings,
the design includes curving and lyrical forms directed towards the sea.
Löyly in Finland designed by Avanto Architects Ltd
Löyly was created as a public sauna space for year-round use.
The project is surrounded by heat treated pine trees, as a free-form wooden mantle,
to provide visual privacy and seating and gathering areas.
Campsites at Coos Bay Lagoon in the US Designed by R&A Architecture + Design Inc
A beachfront shelter located along Coos Bay, it was designed to conceptually link the site to the river’s natural past.
The master suite has a sloping roof that reflects the local beach theme.
The Baha’i Temple in Chile Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects
Located in Chile in the foothills of the Andes Mountains,
this temple was designed with light and spiritual qualities.
Considered the last of the eight continental temples commissioned by the Baha’i University,
the project uses translucent marble from the Portuguese quarries of Estremos to create an incredibly high roof form.
Port House Belgium Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
ZHA’s new extension has boldly expanded by reassigning an abandoned fire station,
to the Port House.
The project floats on top of the old building, and has an undulating glass surface
that transitions between the ceiling and the wall.
2016 Serpentine UK Pavilion Designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion is designed to embody opposites such as modular and sculptural,
transparent and opaque.
Formed as an unpressurized wall, or as a cave-like valley,
the design includes fiberglass frames and shifting boxes that play with light and shade.
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Museum of Art, UK Designed by SO – IL and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
This project embodies the optimism of the Central Valley through invention and imagination,
and the roof was created using an inclusive “Grand Canopy”.
The roof spans over the site with aluminum beams and a rolling patchwork screen.