Monday, February 15, 2010

Day Trip: Albemarle, NC Opera House

The opera house in Albemarle was just next door to the building our class will be designing, but these days it lies empty. The images below are pictures I took of the balcony space. The opera house ceiling was once covered in these magnificent metal tiles, but the tiles have since fallen down and are now in stacks on the floor. The lighting was particularly moving with the five circular windows as the only light source. It would appear that the balcony space is now used mainly for storage of old antique furniture and a place for dust to settle. I'd love to try and incorporate both spaces into my design, but I have not decided yet on how to do so.

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