We make things transparent

Based on Orproject’s research into anisotropic sheet morphologies, the geometries have here been used in a structural orthogonal orientation and form a system of columns, arches and vaults, all based on single-curved elements. The resulting field of lines takes the viewer’s eye across the structure and into the sky, and like a giant flower Ban is hovering in the air above Beijing’s ancient Hutong roofs.

Photograph of “Ban” Pavilion designed by Orproject . A construction from bent polymer sheets which form a self-supporting structure and create shapes and volume from a multitude of leaves.

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