PINarchitecture /// The Dancing Ceiling

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. is a creative outlet for designers to express unique ideas within a 4 inch circle.  The contained format challenges designers to be concise while being less time- consuming than a standard competition.

August 2014 /// The Dancing Ceiling

Ceilings are arguably the least adorned surface in contemporary buildings. Humans’ tendency toward viewing space laterally means that ceilings are usually utilitarian white planes of sheetrock, plaster, or acoustic tile. Other than the occasional light fixture, vent, or structural member, ceilings are essentially static surfaces. What if sound could activate ceilings by dynamically affecting form, texture, and/or color? How might a ceiling react differently to footsteps, conversations, or music? What happens when a ceiling starts to dance?

Participants are asked to design a surface that has an inactive state of a flat white surface that is activated by different sounds. Submissions may be technical, conceptual, practical, and/or artistic

Submission Details :

Any media and text contained within a 4 inch diameter circle with white beyond.  Submissions must be 300dpi JPGs and sent to include your name, city, state, and country in the e-mail. There is no fee to enter. International entries are welcome.  Submissions will be judged by a jury of three designers. The first place winner will receive a poster containing the top 10 submissions of the month and will have the option to be a juror for next month’s competition.

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