An origami inspired, new corten steelwork canopy, is both an artistic sculpture and a functional shelter.

The Brief

The complete refurbishment of a previously minimalist end of terrace family home in Hackney into a contemporary art lover’s paradise. The client, an art collector, wanted to create something extraordinary to showcase an extensive art collection with sustainability and reuse a core feature of the final design.

The Process

Tisserin Engineers collaborated closely with the design team and provided the structural engineering and detailed fabrication drawings for the canopy structure. The corten will age and weather over time giving an ever-changing finish to the extension – a real life piece of art.