ULTRAMODERNE | 2015 | Chicago's 1st Architecture Biennial
Design Principles: Yasmin Vobis, Aaron Forrestt, Brett Schneider | Supporting Team: Will Gant, Hua Gao, Ronak Hingarh, Tida Osotsapa, Emily Yen
Engineer of Record: Thornton Tomasetti | Architect of Record: Animate Architecture
“The design for the kiosk was a quest to create the largest wood roof possible - to demarcate a zone of the city for all to enjoy... Inspired by two Chicago prototypes - Mies van der Rohe’s experiments in flatness and the Eames’ explorations of scale in Powers of Ten - we designed a 56’ square open roof with the largest clear spans possible: a fusion of Miesian rationalism with an American improvisational jauntiness. Radical simplicity underlies a subtle and varied experience.”
- Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis of Ultramoderne
The following five images were taken by Tom Harris/Hedrich Blessing for Dezeen in this article.