Tel Aviv-based practice Paritzki & Liani Architects has completed an interior design featuring a meshed ceiling that creates a lace to resemble the undulating layers of both cloudy sky and an ocean. The elemental design is for the Israeli company PRS’s new office and uses their top product.
The company specializes in the production of Geocell, a cellular confinement system, made of plastic, which is used for earth stabilisation.The idea behind the project was to revitalize the company’s corporate identity and give the new office a unique vision.
The experimentation with the material resulted in a untypical lace-like relief following a simple and repetitive rhomboid pattern. The structure drops from the ceiling and at some places follows the vertical logic of inner walls and columns to enclose office spaces and make them more private.
The shadows created by office lamps make the tracery look like a paper sculpture. An atmospheric blending with the natural scenery visible outside is intended by making the plastic mesh touch the windows, where small mirrored panes near the roofline reflect the cloud-like forms. The meshes have loose openings to make the structure more impulsive.
A new relaxation space, separated from the L-shaped office area, reveals Geocell-created sitting surfaces to provide a comfort zone. They are created in three levels of overlapping Geocell filled with white pebbles.
By: Sabina Karleva