A glass of wine is great. A bottle of wine, better. But 5,000 bottles? Audio-enhancing? Decorative? We personally wouldn’t immediately think of these terms to describe a mountain of empty wine bottles, but one Argentinean engineer did. Diego Valentin owns Ginger Restaurant in Buenos Aires, which features a second, lower ceiling made of wine bottles that were consumed in the restaurant.
The result is a very cool looking ceiling that has dramatically increased the acoustics of the restaurant, whose high ceiling had forced the restaurant’s sounds to bounce around, echoing.
The curved shape of the wine bottles allows the sound waves to instead be “broken,” resulting in better sound quality and ambience. The bottles, most of which are shades of green, also illicit a smooth glow throughout the restaurant.
(Source: Tree Hugger)