noa swinging frames
noa* builds swinging frames installation from wooden posts

all images courtesy of noa*

 

 

 

young practice noa (network of architecture) has recently completed a new info-point and shelter for hotel pinei st. ulrich in bolzano, northern italy, called swinging frames. the multi-functional structure serves as a bus stop shelter, playground and lookout point, built from a series of heavy timber square post frames whose changing rhythm creates an enclosure that controls transparency and frames the bucolic landscape. the ground plane follows the aesthetic established by the walls and roof infilled with white rock. the opaque sections of the walls contain boards of information for the hotel and the surrounding area.  throughout the interior, wooden swings hang from the rooftop adding a playful element to the structure, ideal when waiting for the bus or simply to enjoy the landscape. 

noa swinging frames
the structure is layout out parallel to the road

noa swinging frames
the rock landscaping offers a low maintenance solution to a long-lasting structure

noa swinging frames

noa* builds swinging frames installation from wooden posts

noa* builds swinging frames installation from wooden posts
the structure exhibits a solid-void relationship with the timber posts

noa* builds swinging frames installation from wooden posts
rope swings hand from the roof

noa* builds swinging frames installation from wooden posts
a perimeter steel flashing holds the interior rocks in place

 

 

 

drawings