Canopy

Submitted by Kendall Buster

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Client: JBG

Location: Chrystal City (DC Area), VA, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Designer+ Fabricator

Siemon Allen

Siemon Allen Studio

Rigging + Install

Luke Boenke

Wolf Magritte

Project Manager

Kris Collins

MGAC

Overview

Made with industrially powder coated steel frame, shade-cloth, air-craft cable, Canopy was a configuration of three-dimensional semi-transparent forms built from a blueprint of circles within circles to offer a dynamic visual effect with shifting perspectives. This commission was part of major atrium renovations for a JBG Smith property in Chrystal City, Virginia by interior architects HKS Washington, DC, with whom our studio worked in close conversation.

Goals

The project goal was to introduce ephemeral organic forms into the strict geometry of the massive granite space, activating a dominant vertical volume and offering within an imposing open space a sense of more intimate human scale.