Crucial to this process is a design that affords simple construction. ORE responded to this challenge by designing a panelized construction system predicated on a custom-designed threaded tie rod. This allows for panels that can be assembled off site, carried to the roof via elevator, and rapidly erected. The pre-cast custom tie rod engages the complex curves of the screen, permitting each member to be individually positioned, creating rhythmic visual complexity. As each member is threaded onto the tie rod, its position can be minutely adjusted, defining planters and seating as well as enclosures.
Program: Rooftop Terrace
Area: 5,000 sf
Status: Partially Completed 2012
Project Architect: Thomas Kosbau