Merit Award: The Fun in Functional

This articulated awning is part of an Ann Arbor project designed by architect Michael Klement and constructed by remodeler Doug Selby that became Michigan's second U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum level whole-house remodel. The design was developed in response to the aesthetics of the home's striking curvilinear roof form. The awning allows the homeowner, an artist, to move her work onto the patio.

Form meets function in this awning a moveable piece of art that is one of the first things guests see when they come up the homes gravel driveway. The design involved a telescoping nesting array of curved metal roof segments supported on metal frames and attached to articulating structural posts.

This detail of the awning's mechanicals shows the articulating structural posts fabricated from recycled telephone poles.

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