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A>T Designs Parametric "Cloudbridge"

A>T Designs Parametric "Cloudbridge"
A>T Designs Parametric "Cloudbridge", © A>T
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Though the fastest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line, architects Arturo Tedeschi and Maurizio Arturo Degni of Arturo Tedeschi (A>T) also believe it is the most boring way. Inspired by Sou Fujimoto’s 2013 Serpentine Pavilion and formed by a specific algorithm, A>T’s “Cloudbridge” seeks to heighten the experience of footbridges by creating a non-linear path that slows users down and connects them with the surrounding nature. According to the architects, the cloud-like bridge, made of a cubic steel modular frame and supported by a main beam, could easily constructed in any major mountain range. 

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "A>T Designs Parametric "Cloudbridge"" 06 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/446499/a-t-designs-parametric-cloudbridge/>
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Philip · November 09, 2013

If "...Cloudbridge seeks to heighten the experience of footbridges by creating a non-linear path that slows users down and connects them with the surrounding nature.", I doubt the best way to do that is with such a concealing construction (ref. picture 2 from the top).

Andrei · November 07, 2013

let's hope such an atrocity will never happen

Jujin · November 07, 2013

Let's not give all grid-frame structure's copyright to fujimoto.

Mariano Managò · November 07, 2013

sou fujimotos serpentine gallery pavillion between two mountains?

C.P.T.L. · November 07, 2013

"Though the fastest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line, architects Arturo Tedeschi and Maurizio Arturo Degni of Arturo Tedeschi also believe it is the most boring way."

Those who muse on bridge-crossing in a disconnected conceptual way imagine that going straight from point A to B is the "most boring way."

Those who cross bridges don't concern themselves with excitement or lack or excitement; they are travelers going from point A to B anyway.

Architecture devoted to the precondition that an end-result must bear no resemblance to anything that preceded it must produce odd-ball off-base tangential 'concerns' to justify itself; as though to assert what a bridge is, and what it is for, and what humanity has recognized as a beautiful bridge, has somehow miraculously changed from its two-thousand-odd year-old arc, which it has not.

There are good reasons why The Mostar Bridge in former Yugoslavia was-is loved, enjoyed, respected; it was simple and effective, built on a timeless principle that people were seeking to go from point A to B, and it facilitated their desire, the people whom it served, not the vanity of 'conceptual' architects.

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