The luffing jib tower cranes had to be used to avoid oversailing
the Sanam Luang ceremonial ground in front of the site, which lies near Bangkok's Grand Palace, or the city moat behind the building.
for an injunction to prevent the oversailing
on the grounds that it was
These spaces are fronted by full-height sliding glazed screens that open onto a timber-decked balcony beneath the oversailing
With an oversailing
sawtooth roof, translucent polycarbonate walls and timber pergolas shading generous roof terraces, the architecture is essentially lightweight and functional.
SUPERSTORE STYLE TRENDS IN OUT Exposed roofs Suspended ceilings Natural light Artificial illumination Frameless glazing Transoms and mullions 3D fibreglass signs 2D written signs Tensioned-fabric canopies Steel and plastic canopies Light steel columns Big brick walls Oversailing
roofs Bolt-on canopies Curved roofs Bituminous flat roofs Wind turbines and photovoltaics Electric generators Air conditioning plant Air conditioning plant on hidden inside the roof
Dwellings are slightly raised above the ground to repel moisture, dampness and rot in the hot, wet climate, while oversailing
'butterfly' roofs of thin corrugated metal sheeting enhance natural ventilation and help collect rainwater--a particularly useful feature during dry periods.
It says in a letter to the authority, ``Firstly there is oversailing
of the Edwardian baroque facades of the building by a proposed elevated glazed box.
The giant oversailing
roof canopy, which will extend way beyond the external walls of the main library building and over the park and new pedestrian street, together with the co-locator building, will reduce direct sunlight on the south-eastern side of the glasswalled building.
Supported by a space frame structure, the oversailing
canopy creates a generous zone of shade around the building.
The new Library of Birmingham, as proposed by the Richard Rogers Partnership, will be a four-storey elliptical lozenge some 300 metres long, with glass curtain walls, shaded by a giant oversailing
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.