I do love a good ceiling, and this is about as good as they come.
The Kennedy Center is hosting the Maximum India Festival this March, and as part of the festival this multipurpose performance space has been transformed by Serie Architects into “The Monsoon Club.”
“We imagine the gallery as simultaneously an installation piece and a performance space” – Serie
They designed one, large, unifying element to define the room, everything else is simple, plain and monochromatic. The three dimensional carpet is constructed with a system of more than a million colored threads suspended from shaped plywood. The pattern and colors are borrowed from dhurries, a traditional form of Indian rugs. Because the lighting is above the threads they cast fabulous shadows over the room and color the light.
The stated goal from the website is: “a contemporary expression of a traditional visual palate.” Indeed – well done.
All photos from the Serie Architects website where there are more photos and technical drawings