CONTEMPORIST: The Dimples On A Golf Ball Were The Inspiration For This Ceiling Design


October 15, 2022

Architectural design practice RAMOPRIMO has recently completed Friends Academy, an indoor golf lab in Beijing, China.

Immediately visible to the guests is the ceiling that’s inspired by the dimples that can be found on the exterior of golf balls.

A modern and sculptural ceiling inspired by the dimples on a gold ball.

The unique ceiling design with its large dimples, adds a fun yet textural element to the interior.

A modern and sculptural ceiling inspired by the dimples on a gold ball.
A modern and sculptural ceiling inspired by the dimples on a gold ball.

Let’s take a look around the rest of the interior…

The reception area has a cantilevered desk that spans two levels.

A reception area has a cantilevered desk that spans two levels.

A wood wall that curves around the corners, includes hidden doors and vertical lights.

A wood wall that curves around the corners, includes hidden doors and vertical lights.
A wood wall that curves around the corners, includes hidden doors and vertical lights.

There are also other golf-inspired elements, like this sculptural area with lighting and plants, reminiscent of bunkers, a hazard on the golf course.

A golf lab includes this sculptural area with lighting and plants, that's reminiscent of bunkers, a hazard on the golf course.

There’s also a minimalist locker room and meeting rooms.

A minimalist white locker room.
A minimalist and bright meeting room.

A large section of the interior is dedicated to the practice area with large screens, comfortable chairs, and some private practice rooms.

The practice area of a golf lab.
Design by: RAMOPRIMO | Design team: Marcella Campa, Stefano Avesani, Zhao Xiny, Giacomo Squaquara, Du Huayu, WangWenWen, ZhangNan

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