Architect Dan White came to us with a concept of a hyperbolic metal roof that curves both ways. After many cycles of development, reconfiguration, and mockups, we gridded out the plan and painstakingly produced each 15-inch shingle by hand as the curve needed to be slightly different with each piece. We worked from the low corners to the high point, one row at a time, to ensure that the seams were a perfect match; the artful, flat-lock bronze roof reads as one continuous, mysterious plane. The bronze trellis and accent walls further the sculpted effect and the architecture’s connectivity to the site.
Rather than competing for attention, all of the elements-large and small-are structurally and visually purposeful. We love how the tree pierces the hyperbolic metal roof to marry the manmade and natural landscapes.