Discovering a whole load of space above a false ceiling is a revelation of sorts. I was lucky enough to experience this recently. The site was a male changing room of a gym and fitness centre.
A double height ceiling is an architectural element. It will always add dimensional drama. And in turn transform an ordinary space into an extraordinary one.
I was aware the grid ceiling was there to conceal a beam. But what I didn’t know was the volume of emptiness hanging there. Its form was that of a mono pitched roof also known as a lean to roof or a shed roof.
The gypsum grid tiles were dismantled and wires for were laid for...