Designed to be nearly horizontally transparent, these stone and wood shelters at Hood River Park consist of a horizontal roof plane supported on one side by a stone wall and on the other by wood columns. The stone wall steps down to counter top height to provide food preparation and serving surfaces and then steps down again to provide seating. Utilizing the landscape wind breaks allowed Boxwood to keep the shelter open and bright. #park #picnic #Oregon #architecture #design #Boxwood
CRAB studio- Eco TowerCRAB Studio – Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau "Techniques involved are the creation of a ‘damp core’, the use of bamboo filter walls, the incorporation of computer-controlled shutters and the careful configuration of office space to avoid overheating."
The new Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia, is the antithesis of the throbbing ski town around it, with its chain stores fashioned as folksy alpine chalets. The highly abstract structure, designed by Vancouver-based Patkau Architects, defers to the surrounding terrain and its wooded site.