I went to one Architecture exhibition recently and found an interesting concept for ceilings – Stretch ceiling that can mimic patterns (including natural scenes) and glow! The above photo shows the company exhibit there – notice how the patterns on the wall continue in the ceiling. Here’s the link that allows you to (virtually) create any ceiling pattern you want.
I think they are targeting the corporate sector in cities, which has taken people far away from nature. Maybe it also adds to the glitz and style, for impressing their visiting international clients. Some ultra-rich families might buy it for their homes too.
I wonder if someone will recreate stars & the night sky in their air-conditioned bedroom ceiling – like the planetarium. But they might as well climb one story higher and sleep below the real night sky! That reminds me how long it’s been since I slept on the terrace – this summer, I will be back 🙂
I think, this only shows how much people yearn to connect (back) to nature. Even if it’s only an illusion. Why knows, the ‘real’ nature might as well be an illusion – A la Matrix 🙂
So, when was the last time you slept in the open-terrace or noticed the night sky full of stars?
This is a solar water heater from Honeywell. I saw one more from Bosch, displayed in the same expo. That explains why I went – to learn about sustainable building technologies. It was good to see products aimed at architects/builders frequently highlighting the sustainability factor, even if it’s only recyclable.
Also, with AAP forming the Government in Delhi, we are moving towards a better future or what? 🙂