Chicago WMS Boathouse roof design reflects the motion of the Chicago River

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The WMS Boathouse is part of a revitalization project in the long-polluted and neglected Chicago River. Architectural firm Studio Gang was commissioned to design a building that was both sustainable and functional, and that also represented the poetic connection to the liveliness and revival of the project itself. The inverted “V” and “M” truss shapes on the roof regulates light for insulation during seasonal changes, and represents the rhythm of rowing as seen on the Chicago River.

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Original photos and post from architizer.

 

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