jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale
 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

jensen & skodvin presents ‘the protective roof over moya spring water source’ during the venice architecture biennale. located in changbai, northern china, the protective roof is designed for a drinking water company in a natural reserve site with old protected trees where no machinery is allowed.

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

all images © designboom

 

in our exhibit, we aim to show how the architectural systems we found in china can define and inhabit that space in a considerate way,’ mention the architects. the shape of the roof, the structure and the path are determined by precise mapping of the site, the trees’ position and the shape of the water source. the design resembles the system of bicycle chain where steel beams of varying lengths stretch between specific points and support the path, avoiding all trees. each element can be placed in a direction independent of the neighbouring elements because of the rounded ends, like the links in a bicycle chain.

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale
protective roof over moya spring water source, model scale 1:30

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

jensen & skodvin's protective roof over moya spring water source at venice biennale

 

 

 

venice architecture biennale golden lion

designboom’s coverage of the 2018 venice architecture biennale is in partnership with leading energy company edison. edison is taking part in the 16th international architecture exhibition of la biennale di venezia by initiating a path towards sustainability and the efficient use of resources. the collaboration between edison and la biennale is based on awareness that energy is one of the fundamental elements of architecture and of the places, spaces and cities of contemporary life.

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
506,111 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine