Matthew Z Huber | Design Thinking

Modulated Roof

Date: Spring 2010

Project for a roofscape over a multi-use market/food coop/cooking school.

In order to accommodate a diverse and contradictory program, where shared public zones are contingent upon ephemeral uses, a complex roofscape determines diffuse spatial zones. Instead of regimes of difference delineated by walls, the roofing condition modulates space and light atmospherically. Uses are mapped like iron fillings in a magnetic field, rather than as distinct bubbles. Public space becomes activated, heterogeneous, and indeterminate. Lines of circulation are implied by variations in porosity and shifts in height. The form of the roof simultaneously connotes a variety of natural referents, from plate tectonics to cellular growth.

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