A Threaded Ceiling

Check out that trippy ceiling! The London and Mumbai-based firm Serie Architects designed The Monsoon Club at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The club is a multi-purpose performance space at the center but that's not the exciting part. Look up and you'll see an amazing installation of three-dimensional carpet that has been suspended over the main space! It was constructed out of four colored threads (white and three shades of blue) and influenced by ‘dhurries,’ a type of flat woven rug in India. This magnificent piece took over two months, 20 individuals, five staff members and 15 students to complete. The result is one you have to see to believe.

Project Info:
Use: Multi-purpose hall installation

Total Area: 350 m2

Design Team: Christopher Lee, Kapil Gupta, Bolam Lee, Martin Jameson

Lighting Consultant: AWA Lighting Designers
Supplier: N.S. Arora & Co
Serie Architects website
via [Design Boom]
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  • can't imagine the work that went into this. Amazing!
  • all i want to do is to touch it
  • Makes me a little dizzy, but cool nonetheless.
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