Atrium Roof Designs

Frank Gehry centered the Panama City’s Biodiversity Museum on a public open-air atrium covered by a sequence of multicolored metal canopies, each folded and staggered to evoke Panama’s local vernacular of tin roofs and colorful facades. The origami-like roofs also help protect the interior from the region’s wet-season downpour and wind gusts. A museum store, cafe, and a temporary exhibition space branch out from the central atrium.

Roof Designs

Roof Designs

2 thoughts on “Atrium Roof Designs

  1. is this relatively dry then? Architecture is one of my favorite things to photo–Gehry always has such interesting ideas but Frank Lloyd Wright is my favorite–although Philip Johnson is a close second. He claims he saved his best buildings for Houston and Houston has a lot of really great architecture. FLW designed buildings and furniture for the University of Wisconsin Madison campus including the deck chairs.

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