I once read that some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck. I am very fortunate to have developed that habit when I got to work overseas, here in Riyadh. I can now boastfully asseverate the statement. I could not blame my neck for Saudi Arabia, particularly in Riyadh, is adorned with spectacular ceilings that are surely meant to make one’s neck stretch out.
From what I can remember back in the day, the ceiling was nothing but an essential part of a building, used to hide pipework, ductwork, and/or cabling. Nobody wants to look at it.
It was a humbling era for ceilings then until I got to a place where interior architecture is like everything when it comes to buildings particularly business establishments (i.e., restaurants and malls)—an essential element of a building services. It is high time to make them…
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