Project: A protective roof over a spring water source in Jilin province, China
architect Jensen & Skodvin architects
- Antall sider: 192
- Språk: Engelsk
- Forlag/Utgiver: Pax Forlag
- Nivå: Voksen
- Serienavn: asBUILT
- Serienummer: 19
- EAN: 9788253040615
- Kom i salg: 22. mai 2018
- Utgivelsesår: 2018
- Andre medvirkende: Ellefsen, Karl Otto (for) ; Ellefsen, Karl Otto (red)
- Utgave nr.: 1
- Emnekategori: Arkitektur: offentlige bygninger, Vannforsyning og -behandling
When seen from above, the canopy looks like a Chinese dragon. When seen from the path in sunlight, which causes variations in the reflection and shadowing, the canopy brings to mind a piece of origami, folded and set afloat in the woods. When seen in the dark, it looks like a giant rock that for some strange reason has lodged itself between the trees. Underneath the canopy, right by the spring, the irregular structure of thin steel plates appears weighty and protective, Karl Otto Ellefsen writes in his essay Spring Water.
With this work, JSA has reapplied the site-specific and tectonic lessons of their Norwegian projects within an entirely different culture, with striking results.