The "stalactites" are mostly diffusors, not absorber/diffusors. Though, those other panels up there around the "skylines" are BAD panels which are used for reflection points on the ceiling.
I didn't have much of a choice with the ceiling. BAD panels alone are too absorptive for the entire ceiling, though they are great for 1st order reflection points. In any case, I couldn't do something like an acoustic cloud. My ceiling was built right on the joists of the basement ceiling in order to get as much height in the room as possible.
If I had my way, I would have done coffers with some BAD panels in key reflection areas, but I had to work with the space I had. The most height I could get in the room was 9 feet, and that was by putting drywall right on the joists... Rives was interested in preserving room volume, which is why the symmetry of the space was sacrificed as well (one side has a larger soffit because of a metal support beam). I actually describe a lot of the reasons why things were done a certain way in my HT Build thread.
Originally Posted by craig john
Of course, if you *like* the pink stalactite look...
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
It is New London Burgundy. I apologize for my poor picture taking skills. My wife picked the color; she is a designer. I deferred my choice of "black" to her choice of "burgundy." It involved her in the process and she has a degree in graphic design from Parsons.
The general color tone of the room is actually a lot darker with how the lighting is set up, but in those pictures the flash on the camera is changing the look and feel.
Combine the lighting in these two photos and you get closer to the character of the room:
I'm not a photographer by any means though...