Here are 4 excellent examples of printed Barrisol ceilings. Printing is completed in France prior to the ceiling being shipped. The membrane will go through the printer 3 times to allow for excellent print quality. Barrisol has a variety of stock images (both free and with a charge) or you can provide your own image. Choose an opaque fabric or a translucent fabric (so the image can be back lit).
Barrisol's diverse range of colours/finishes, it's ability to be shaped, to incorporate lighting, to provide a quick and lightweight installation, makes Barrisol a perfect option for your projects, from the simple to the complex.
The Quang Ninh Museum in Vietnam includes an "ARTOLIS" printed wall installation.
This installation shows the excellent print quality of the material and also features it's ability to help create the feeling of being in an outdoor landscape while inside an urban setting.
In our experience, we have found that nature photography and art prints are a perfect choice for commercial, industrial, and residential spaces, as they help to create a sense of calm and wonder within a room.
For more information about Barrisol's "ARTOLIS" line of wall fabrics please click here.
Project: Quang Ninh Museum
Architect: Salvador Perez Arroyo.
The following project is an excellent example of including multiple Barrisol finishes in one space, maximizing both the acoustics and aesthetics.
DRAI'S NIGHT CLUB, VANCOUVER...
BARRISOL GREY "LACQUER" STRETCH CEILING...
BARRISOL "MIRROR" FINISH PANELS AROUND THE CENTER PROJECTION SCREEN...
BARRISOL "ARTOLIS" ACOUSTIC WALL FABRIC...
Barrisol is the perfect choice for restaurants and bars because of it's acoustic properties, quick dust free installation, and it's diverse range of finishes.
Project: Drai's Night Club, Trump Tower, Downtown Vancouver
Project Management: Holburn
Barrisol, Artolis, and Mirror Installations: Barrisol BC
We are often asked if Barrisol is only for commercial applications. The reality is that Barrisol is a fantastic product for both commercial and residential projects. Barrisol's quick, dust free installation, it's ability to incorporate lighting, to create custom shapes/sizes, and to be highly reflective while still being acoustic, makes Barrisol the perfect match for a home renovation.
Contact us for more information.
Barrisol® Clim®: for clean, healthy air and a constant temperature.
Barrisol® Clim® evens out the temperature of both your walls and the air, wherever you are in the room.
The extremely low temperature difference between the head and the feet of an occupant (1.0°C in heating mode and 0.5°C in cooling mode), alongside the almost imperceptible air speed, means that Barrisol® Clim® can provide unparalleled comfort.
Unlike “static” air conditioning ceilings (which use hydraulic tubes), Barrisol® Clim® offers almost unlimited power.
The admissible power of 600W/m2 while heating and 550W/m2 while cooling ensures that it can meet your heating and cooling needs, wherever you are on the planet.
Barrisol's 50th Anniversary book features an awe inspiring array of installations. Simply click on the cover below to view the full pdf version of the book.
This is an excellent example of a create, and aesthetic, use of light.
Location: Brandhorst Museum - Germany.
"The Contemporary Art museum of Munich was inaugurated last May. Its architecture is based on a design and ecological concept. The architect Sauerbruch Hutton chose Barrisol Lumière® to light and enhance the exposed works of the XXth century among which the Andy Wahrol's famous paintings. Indeed, Barrisol Lumière® diffuses the light in a sweet and homogeneous way on the whole exhibition space. Furthermore, the Barrisol sheets are 100%, recyclable and are so perfectly adapted in this modern building turned to sustainable environment." - Courtesy of www.barrisol.ca.
The design of the Vancouver UBC Aquatic Center (which includes a vertical Barrisol translucent screen) is featured this month in the Canadian Architect Magazine (August 2018 Issue, page 24 - 29). The article, High Water Mark, written by Vancouver based journalist Hadani Ditmars is worth a read. Follow the link below to view it online.
Here is an excerpt from the article, which includes a mention of the Barrisol translucent screen...
"Another distinctive element is the use of light. At the juncture delineating the family and recreational area to the west and the competition area to the east, a series of Y-shaped structural columns support a six-meter-wide skylight. The shifting sun casts patterns on the Barrisol screen, offering a textural element that helps mitigate any sense of sterility in the super white environment. The textile like feel of the material, as well as the humidity resistant large-scale tegular acoustic paneling system help to reduce noise and glare.
The entire building is effectively a tabula rosa, a screen reflecting the surrounding environment, and at night it's interior illumination - especially it's suspended LED lighting - transforms it into an architectural lantern."
Project: University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre, Vancouver
Architects: MJMA with Acton Ostry Architects
Structural: Equilibrium Consulting Inc
Mechanical: Ame Consulting Group
Electrical: Applied Engineering Solutions
Contractor: Heatherbrae Builders
Barrisol Installation: Barrisol BC
Magazine Article written by Hadani Ditmars
Photo: Emma Peter
Magazine: Canadian Architecture - August 2018 issue
This West Vancouver wine room features the Emily Carr painting Big Raven, printed on the Barrisol's Artolis wall fabric. Thanks to the Vancouver Art Gallery for their work providing the graphic file. We look forward to a continued relationship with the VAG to bring your print projects to fruition. Both the Barrisol stretch ceiling system and the Barrisol Artolis wall fabric can be printed, allowing for custom images, art reproductions and aesthetic diversity.
Special thanks to Danielle Currie, Maegan Hill-Carroll and Rachel Topham from the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Barrisol ceiling installation (matt white) and Barrisol Artolis wall installation (printed Big Raven) completed by Barrisol BC.
Wine room renovation completed by Woodworks Custom Developments.
Design Architect: Terry Doyle, Architerior Design.
Emily Carr art graphic provided by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
This is an excellent example of a printed Barrisol stretch ceiling.
Installation: Restaurant Le Recamier - Paris, France
Architect: Jean-Michel Wilmotte
Video courtesy of Barrisol.com
Barrisol "Mirror" provides a lightweight alternative and improved acoustics compared to a traditional mirror.
Click on the Barrisol Mirror booklet below to learn more.
Or visit the Barrisol "Mirror" photo gallery to see more installation examples.
Musician Andre Manoukian discovers Barrisol's acoustic and print options....
This September Barrisol Normalu is celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary!
Congratulations to Barrisol for their continued production, innovation, and commitment to product excellence.
Barrisol® originated in France over 40 years ago within the company NORMALU S.A., which was founded by Mr Fernand Scherrer in 1967 under a S.A.R.L. type. NORMALU S.A. commercialized two licenses in aluminum tracks: SYMA - SYSTEM and TSI. The company began to manufacture the first stretched ceilings in 1969. Their first Barrisol® patent of registration was in 1975, the same year they won a Silver Medal in BATIMAT for the Barrisol® stretch ceiling.
Their factories and offices, BARRISOL® and NORMALU S.A. are located at the edge of Rhine, not far from the dam of Kembs, in the area of the 3 borders (France-Germany-Switzerland) and just 10 minutes from the international airport of Basel-Mulhouse-Freibrug.
Barrisol® is presently available in 80 countries and continues to receive numerous awards for its architectural innovation. We are proud to be partners with such a reputable and environmentally responsible company.
While you are shopping at Park Royal South take a moment to look up and find the 17 high gloss white Barrisol ceilings installed throughout the mall corridors. Most of them will be on the West side of the mall. You will also find translucent Barrisol light boxes in that area as well as circular light boxes in the food court.
Design: MCM Interiors ltd.
General Contractor: Bird Construction Group
Barrisol Installation: Barrisol BC
Look for the vertical, translucent, Barrisol "screen' that is dividing the two pool areas. We think it's a great design.
Barrisol is a perfect solution for the environmental demands of swimming pools areas. Thermally stable from -40 to +50°C, Barrisol does not attract dust, is mold resistant, water impermeable and requires no painting or regular maintenance. Barrisol also assists with the noise reverberation problems experienced in swimming pool areas.
Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Acton Ostry Architects
General Contractor: Heatherbrae Builders
Barrisol Installation: Barrisol BC
Paul Lafrance’s TV show, Custom-Built, on channel HGTV featured the Barrisol stretch ceiling system (colour: Blanc Orchidee #02010).
The Episode is called "Bright White Kitchen" and includes the installation of a high gloss, white Barrisol ceiling .
Thanks to the Barrisol team in Ontario, LG Interiors, for completing the installation.
Click on the image to the left to watch the full episode.
Please note that the Barrisol ceiling does not come into play until the 3/4 mark of the show (about 15 minutes in) and there are commercials that must be viewed.
Spring is here. Let the light in!
In our last post we explained to you how to back light translucent Barrisol ceilings to create custom lighting in your space. Today we would like to show you how Barrisol's high gloss membranes can help you to increase the perceived ceiling height in a room. This method works especially well when there is natural light or up lighting.
An added benefit to these reflective ceilings is that a modern clean look can be achieved while enhancing the room's acoustic properties.
2015 looks like it is going to be a busy year for the construction, architecture & design industry here in greater Vancouver, BC.
Whether you are working on a small project....
or a large one...
we can add some light to your space with custom translucent Barrisol ceilings...
To achieve even back lighting we recommend either florescent tubes (1 ft from the Barrisol ceiling membrane and 1 ft on center) or LEDs. When back lighting with LEDs the quantity and the spacing of the lights will need to be determined by the specific LEDs selected.
To view more photos of back lit ceilings please visit our Lighting Gallery.
Even thought it is already the end of the year (where does the time go!) some of you may not have seen Barrisol's newest booklet yet. Take a moment to flip through the pages and/or share this link with a client.
BARRISOL® L'ESSENTIEL is a fantastic one stop Barrisol booklet, full of technical information (such as Acoustic NRC ratings on page 16 and 17) and fabulous Barrisol photos to inspire your creativity.
Download the documentation
(PDF file - 16.8 Mb)
We are proud to announce that Barrisol BC was recently nominated for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in the category of Best Business.
Thanks to all those who nominated us. It is a great honor.
And congrats to the winners in all of the business categories. Well deserved!
Barrisol's new finish CONCRETE effect® will allow you to achieve the industrial look of concrete while maintaining excellent acoustics, a quick installation and a lightweight structure.
Barrisol ceilings can be installed wall to wall, suspended from aircraft cable or made into 3D forms.
Barrisol Canada recently had the honor of taking part in the production of the floating islands that were featured in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014.
The floating islands were designed by the company Show Canada. These structures represent a very impressive design challenge that was successfully met with Barrisol thanks to Barrisol's light weight properties that also allow for custom printing, 3D forming and light diffusion.
We would like to invite you to visit us at Buildex Vancouver on Feb 19th & 20th. For free admission simply download the registration form below, fill it out, and fax it to 604.739.2124. Your pass will be available for pick up at the show.
Or register online at www.buildexvancouver.com and use discount code BUILDEX25 for free tradeshow admission.
We will be at Booth 1212 and will be featuring the new Barrisol T-bar Cladding system as well as back lit Barrisol membranes and other Barrisol ceiling samples.
We hope to see you there.