Cantilevered shelter

Submitted by Steve Lopes

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Client

Location: Port Townsend, Wa, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $35,000

Project Team

Artist

Steve Lopes

Steve Lopes Blacksmith

Architect

Victoria Carter

Victoria Carter Architect

Overview

I was asked to design a shelter with “some interesting lines” so after some back and forth, I cam up with an idea to cantilever the structure to keep the view viable, keeps the welcoming path that starts just past the the structure open and has some sculptural interest as well

Goals

The clients love their garden and love natural elements, so it was very important to create a garden sculpture the also serves as a car port. The rust finish blends in with natural gardens

Process

Sketches, mock ups and full scale plywood sections to give a sense of scale were done before fabrication started.

Additional Information

Forged and textured elements were a key part of the structure