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Architectural Eco Acoustics

Bamboo Skewer Ceilings at "The Tides"

— November 15, 2008 — Eco
At the Tides Restaurant in New York, LTL Architects made a truly striking and totally fascinating ceiling out of bamboo skewers. The bamboo skewers are embedded in the ceiling to form a topographical effect, much like sea grass. The backlit ceiling is also perfect for absorbing noise.

This is an ingenious idea utilizing relatively inexpensive materials that look good and provide a utilitarian purpose.

Implications - Restaurants and other businesses need to have a unique style within their stores in order to draw customers in. By having a unique design that no one has ever seen or that is extremely aesthetically appeasing, businesses are showing that they care about their image.
Trend Themes
1. Unique Store Designs - Incorporate distinctive and visually appealing designs to attract customers and showcase a business's brand image.
2. Utilization of Inexpensive Materials - Explore the use of affordable materials creatively to achieve functional and visually striking designs.
3. Eco-friendly Architecture - Embrace sustainable materials and designs that have minimal environmental impact.
Industry Implications
1. Hospitality - Restaurants and hotels can create memorable experiences by implementing unique and aesthetically pleasing designs.
2. Interior Design - Design firms and professionals can offer innovative solutions using affordable materials to create captivating spaces.
3. Construction - Architects and builders can incorporate eco-friendly designs and materials in their projects to meet the growing demand for sustainable construction.
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