We were asked by KrM Architecture to help in the design development, fabrication, and installation for a ceiling installation at Earlham College’s new CoLab space, an interdisciplinary collaborative work environment. KrM began with a general idea for a pentagonal cellular system that would integrate lighting and speaker systems as well as turn down the wall at one end.
Medium: Hardwood Plywood
Location: Richmond, IN
Client: Earlham College
Size: 36’ x 20’ x 6″
Material choices include a maple hardwood plywood vertical edge and cherry hardwood plywood at the main horizontal pentagon that meets the ceiling. This added a contrast to the cells and further increased the visual depth of the piece without physically increasing its depth. A cherry veneer strip was added to any exposed outside edge of each cell to add a perimeter detail to the installation.