More ceilings

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ceiling decorationAs the sun comes out and the youngsters start getting frisky in public places, I find myself receding into the shadier places and looking at the ceilings. I like ceilings, they keep me warm, dry, entertained, protected from sunburn – Happy. This is only my second ceiling post, but there will undoubtedly be more, I felt a fetish coming on…

In this oldĀ  (1880s?) brick building the bare bricks support and ornate plasterwork(?) ceiling with directional lighting cunningly worked into the symmetrical ceiling pattern.

Black ductingBelow this modern, uncovered, wooden ceiling the ominous black ducting contrasts with the white glass shades. The fans were silent and motionless. Are they decorative of does it really get that hot, even with big-ass ducting to help out?

More ceilings
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2 bits of lovely banter on “More ceilings”

  1. James Sutherland writes:

    I suspect part of it is that larger ducts are quieter and cheaper to run: less pressure to shift a given amount of air around. We have some above the computing labs at work which make those look small and subtle by comparison – they’re enormous, and very visible with no suspended ceiling in the way, but much quieter than a typical air conditioning system would be.



  2. wendy writes:

    Ever since first watching the film “Brazil” I’ve been fond of ducting. The Wendy house loft has exposed ducting…



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