Zona 14 Canopy

Guatemala City / Guatemala / 2013

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Material characteristics are used in this terrace cafe to heighten the viewer's experience of the natural environment.


The colorful canopy, made of 1000 pounds of thread hanging from a steel structure, has tactile qualities of softness, and is visually vibrant blending and enhancing the surrounding vegetation. Ultimately this seemingly decorative element is highly pragmatic; acting as both a solar shade and sound absorbing surface which makes the space cool and intimate.


When sitting underneath, there is a palpable feeling of being in nature. “Bringing the Outside In” is something architects usually try to accomplish with glass and transparency, but we find that using a variety of colors, textures, and patterns also achieves this result and even heightens ones sensations.


Collaborators:
Ingenia D y C; Desino y Dibujo; Piegatto; Jamie Santos; Perfecto Carpenteria

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    Material characteristics are used in this terrace cafe to heighten the viewer's experience of the natural environment. The colorful canopy, made of 1000 pounds of thread hanging from a steel structure, has tactile qualities of softness, and is visually vibrant blending and enhancing the surrounding vegetation. Ultimately this seemingly decorative element is highly pragmatic; acting as both a solar shade and sound absorbing surface which makes the space cool and intimate. When sitting...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Client Corporation Merino S.A.
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Restaurants
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