This is an early work of a steel construction concept for an eco friendly cafe with a raised column-free cantilevered platform overlooking the wetlands.  The truss framework is visible through translucent recycled glass cladding and the punched facade simulating the natural camouflage pattern of a caterpillar or "il trattore".  It lacks of organic curvy shape yet effectively imitates the form of a caterpillar travelling on a leaf.  The original work was published online in 2003.  Please report and share with us if you have come across a similar design approach elsewhere as it has already been "borrowed" by a high profile architectural office .

 

Bio Cafe Il Trattore

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