Fellow’s Pavilion at the American Academy Berlin, 2014
Architects: Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Team: Tobias Wenz (project architect), Gustav Düsing, Ulrich Fuchs, Annette Wagner
Photos © Stefan Müller © Simon Menges
Inspired by the history of the pavilion in the 20th century and from its own earlier prototypes, such as the “Loom Hyperbolic” installation for the Marrakech Biennale 2012, a light glass and steel construction was designed for the garden of the villa. The main element of the building, which offers space for seven study rooms and a small kitchen, is a double-curved roof made of steel beams that seems to float above the rooms. The shape of the roof follows a regular geometry that produces four hyperbolic paraboloids from two-dimensionally offset and twisted straight lines.