Bartlett School of Architecture

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Helen Siu _ Inhabited Roof: Community Market & Feijoada House

 

Located between Rio’s regeneration harbour area and an old favela, the project provides a much needed communal space to bridge the two polarised communities. Inspired by initial studies on knitted patterns and structures, timber strips interweave to form a delicate roof structure which connects to the landscape.

The roof structure forms suspended markets hovering above the hill.  Individual roof cells respond to different programmatic requirements and environmental conditions and accommodate skylights for natural lighting, grass pods for passive cooling, and hydroponic vessels for Feijoada ingredients.