Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang, Yunnan
The Tangram Canopy is a flexible modular roof structure.
The design mimics the Tangram, a Chinese game of individual triangle-derived pieces that can be rearranged into various forms. The flat roof of the Tangram Canopy ensures the modules are directionless, unlike typical canopies. The spaces created are infinitely expandable in all directions, unified under a singular canopy.
The structure consisted of truss-like “L” shape modules made of 10mm thick steel rod. The lightness of the structure allows it to almost
Location:Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang, Yunnan
Date of Completion: Nov 2014
Principals:He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
Project Team:Jiang Hao, Gao Tianxia, Lin Tianquan
Photographer:People’s Architecture Office