hyperbolic paraboloid roof

hyperbolic paraboloid roof

A roof having the shape of a geometric figure called a hyperbolic paraboloid; the entire roof structure rests on only two supports, giving it an appearance somewhat resembling a bird in flight.
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Architect John Pawson retrofitted the 1960s building with a library and galleries for temporary and permanent installations over five soaring floors, while keeping the hyperbolic paraboloid roof.
As for the copper clad hyperbolic paraboloid roof, this, he points out, was only 150mm thick and even thinner in places.
In the early '60s, I remember him at the Edinburgh College of Art designing a hyperbolic paraboloid roof (old hat now, but then at the forefront of technological progress) much to the consternation of the staff and the admiration of fellow students.