The simple, single-storey volume is a diaphanous glass wedge topped by a lightweight, oversailing
Capped by an oversailing
roof, this slim, two-storey volume might appear to bring a whiff of Aldo Rossi rationalism to the Deep South, but it also alludes to the region's simple vernacular farm buildings and structures.
The sculptural oversailing
roof provides generous shade and protects the permeable facade from the effects of tropical rain.
roof is designed to eliminate solar gain in high summer, while generous porches at the east and west ends also help to screen glazing.
The south facade is protected by an oversailing
roof, while the west side is shaded by a system of large, fixed brise-soleil.
The form of the building is a simple extrusion constructed with a series of parallel reinforced concrete walls under an oversailing
heavy timber roof.
In Korea, a well-insulated oversailing
roof with two layers of timbers separated by an earthen blanket provided the essential sunshade.
Beyeler's design also grew from the generating gesture of parallel stone walls, although these are capped by an oversailing
glass roof and faced internally in white plasterboard.
eaves of the umbrella-like roof mitigate the distracting effects of glare.
The grape harvest is received and sorted in a colonnaded courtyard at the east end of the site, where an oversailing
roof canopy shades and signposts the entrance to the great vat shed.
Acknowledgements of the early exponents exist in the cantilevered travertine terrace at the entrance, the oversailing
roof and slender free-standing columns, floating horizontals and the geometry of the most southerly facade, with its projecting and receding elements.
Glass walls carry an oversailing
roof so that from inside there are views over the Burgundian countryside in all directions and an impression of distance.