Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cheese Grater Skies



What is this? No, it's not a cheese grater ....


It's one of these. None the wiser?

Well, it's a large metallic panel, about 2 feet square.
All the little cut-out circles are placed at different angles.


So you put lots of squares together, and then you get ......


A giant picture. Of clouds.


This is the outside covering to a new car park (parkade) where I work.

How cool is that?

Much better than giant slabs of grey concrete.
The clouds "move" as you move and the angles change.

Metallic skies.

9 comments:

  1. Seriously nifty. I want one of those. Wow. Was this on "Skywatch Friday"? Did I miss it? It's great. Etc., etc., ad infinitum.

    Kay
    Southeastern Alberta

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  2. Very cool and refreshingly different. Love it.

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  3. Very innovative! I agree, much nicer than concrete!

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  4. I go past this on the way to work every day and I think its great - much better than seeing another concrete car park!

    Flossie

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  5. Very interesting and great photography. Super post.

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  6. That IS cool!

    Love the series of pics... I scrolled down slowly, guessing all the while... fun. :-)

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  7. Any chance you could tell exactly where this is, I'm an Architect looking for a similar product.

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  8. Hi Terri - the building is at SAIT - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. No idea who designed or commissioned it but I guess contact our Facilities Management department for more details.

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