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ARCH 462 // 2015 Winter

Group Structural Project - roof of an office

Critic: Professor Mark Donofrio

The idea of the design is to create a meeting space that is not only acoustically ideal but also visually pleasant. To create such beautiful and structurally focusing visually effect, we would like to create a structure that can induce the viewer’s visual lines through the entire space with a soft and curvy touch. The effect is achieved by creating different sets of unique trusses with different vertex locations and height, and align them on a curvy path. The roof of the meeting room will be made with transparent acrylic panels, providing an opportunity to cast shadows of the trusses all over the space . A system of lights will be hanging all over the structure to provide lighting in darker days and during nights.

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