Gallery: Chuck Hoberman Designs Kinetic Building Canopy to Filter Sunli...

 

Imagine lounging at a spa poolside, relaxing as the delicate interplay of light and shadow filtering from the canopy above melts your stress away. But instead of trees setting the mood, the roof above is composed of two perforated moving Tessellate panels designed by Chuck Hoberman. Welcome to the KAFD Portal Spas — two lush retreats intended for Riyadh by architectural firm WORKSBUREAU. One for men and one for women, the getaways will resemble giant greenhouses, complete with lush gardens, a three-story tower of plants, and a massive atrium.

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