people's architecture office develops modular tangram canopy
 
people's architecture office develops modular tangram canopy people's architecture office develops modular tangram canopy
jan 26, 2015

people's architecture office develops modular tangram canopy

people’s architecture office develops modular tangram canopy
all images courtesy of people’s architecture office

 

 

 

the beijing-based people’s architecture office has developed a modular roof structure that references the tangram, a chinese game that features individual triangular pieces which can be rearranged into various forms. the canopy’s flat roof ensures that the single modules are not dependent on orientation, meaning that the resultant spaces are infinitely expandable in all directions.

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom
the modular roof structure references the tangram, a chinese game that features individual triangular pieces

 

 

 

the design consists of truss-like L-shaped units made from 10mm thick steel rods. the lightness of the structure allows it to blend into the background, while the canopy appears to float above. additionally, the long spans provide flexible open spaces with minimal obstructions, ideal for a variety of events. the tangram canopy debuted as a covered market for the 2014 coart festival in the chinese town of lijiang, yunnan.

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom
the canopy’s flat roof ensures that the single modules are not dependent on orientation

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom
the design consists of truss-like L-shaped units made from 10mm thick steel rods

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom
long spans provide flexible open spaces with minimal obstructions

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom
the lightness of the structure allows it to blend into the background, while the canopy floats above

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom
the canopy being fixed in place

people's architecture office (pao) tangram canopy coart festival china designboom
the design boasts an endless array of configurations

 

 

project info:

 

client: coart
location: lijiang, yunnan province
material: steel and PVC
date of completion: november, 2014
principal: he zhe, james shen, zang feng
project team: jiang hao, gao tianxia, lin tianquan
photography: people’s architecture office (PAO)

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