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Inspiring Timber Canopy Welcomes Visitors To The Garden of Europe

Mecanno, Keukenhof Garden, Netherlands, Timber Canopy Connecting two built structures, a timber roof and canopy has been erected at the world-famous Keukenhof flower garden. The stepped design of the roof is most visible from afar and was designed by Netherlands architects, mecanoo. The great juxtaposition of timber against the copper fluted exterior complements the structure’s rural surroundings. The canopy’s purposeful triangular form creates a striking interplay of light and shadow and serves as an “impressive gateway to the park,” the architects explain. (more…)

Architects Produce Folded Alucobond Pavilion Inspired By Paper Origami

german pavilion, tal friedman, germany, alucobond
In the latest creation by Tal Friedman, the architect furthers explores parametric design with the ‘fold finding’ pavilion. Surrounded by classical German vernacular architecture, the modern pavilion towers over passersby with a unique canopy. The self-supporting structure encompasses several Japanese traditions. In both its structural composition, inspired by paper origami, and its substance, inspired by the traditional gated structure, the Japanese Torii. (more…)