This Museum is About (day)Light
Thomas Phifer's North Carolina Museum of Art makes unprecedented use of daylight. Starting from scratch, Phifer developed a system that gives even illumination, free of cast shadows, without excessive ultraviolet light.
Transformit made and installed more than 400 fabric ellipses into the top of the fiberglass coffers in the ceiling. These ellipses are in five fabrics chosen for their varying transmissivity, and are mounted such that they are not seen as separate elements. The different fabrics allow the museum to subtly change the character of the light in each gallery, and can be interchanged to accommodate the needs of new installations.