June 2009: A full-scale mockup of our design for an integrated ceiling solution has been completed. The objective was to develop a new ceiling that can accommodate different functional systems of an office building, while maximizing vertical height and daylight reflection.
We first mapped out the existing ceiling condition of the office space, which covered 5000 square meters. Working closely with the lighting consultant (Bioarchitek), M&E (Optimum) and mockup contractor (CKT and Thai Obayashi), we developed a construction strategy that provided a consistent but variable surface in order to adapt to the different conditions found in the ceiling.
Some of the results of this full scale mockup have been applied in the construction of an upcoming office interior project.