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