Similar in structure to the Picca shop but bigger and differently iterated, the sculptural ceiling at this bar in Sofia is partially 3D printed and covers the entire space. The architect used 7456 wood cylinders to generate the form that follows the curvature of the floor and furniture. The contours of the ceiling are a result of different lengths of wood cylinders being used. The wood theme is accentuated with black walls and seats contrasted against polished-wood tables and countertops.
Parametric ceilings do not function only as aesthetic elements but also as structural and design elements that hide unwanted or ugly service systems. With innovative computational technology now at our disposal, architects and designers are bound to reach new heights in creativity producing parametric design.
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