UNDER THE CLOUD
FOLLY/FUNCTION 2016 NOTABLE ENTRIES
Primarily concerned with shading, Under the Cloud by Xiaofei Shen and Yiqing Zhao employs a circular plan that “introduces a more concentrated and effective communication mode.” Supported by a light open structure, Under the Cloud relies on its pleated roof for shelter to allow for “beautiful panoramic views like trees, riverbank, sculptures.” By day, this lightweight roof is reminiscent of a cloud; at dusk, it becomes a lantern floating above its inhabitants. While the entrants identify its purpose is to shade park-goers, this proposal’s seemingly diaphanous roof also provides substantial cover.
Five main points
-Concentration and Interpenetration
-Extension and Compression