Photo above by Jim Stephenson depicts the interior of the aquatics centre built for the London 2012 games.
Very excited about architectural photographer Jim Stephenson’s free MiniClick talk tonight (8th Aug). If your in or near Brighton come check it out. 6:30pm onwards at the old market in Hove.
(via Jim Stephenson Photography Talk. Weds, Aug 8th | clickclickblog)
To geek out a bit more here, this is the acoustic absorption in the ceiling. In the most basic explanation it’s designed to let sound in but not let it back out again. Swimming pools are a bitch the treat because of the huge acoustically reflective surface of the water, which is why pools sound the way they do and intelligibility is so poor. Adding a few hundred thousand human bodies helps with the absorption too. Live ones are fine.