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Craft, Computations, and Constructions

Designs by Jonathan Dessi-Olive.

Bike Canopy by CO + Lab

Abstract:

The bicycle canopy was the second project by CO+Lab a construction+collaboration laboratory who sought to make small construction interventions to improve underutilized spaces around the Meyerson Hall, home of PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania.

There was a need for covered bicycle storage around the PennDesign buliding. The canopy was designed through numerous full-scale prototypes and meant to attach directly to standard bicycle racks found all across campus. The simple material pallet [steel and fabric] made the canopy structures easy to reproduce. Their undulating hyparbolic forms made them functional and pleasant to look at.



CO+LAB Bike Canopy from Barrett Doherty on Vimeo.
Tactical Entry Installation


The University of Pennsylvania School of Design 


Philadelphia, PA


2013



Design and Construction:

Project Designers:
Cricket Day, Jonathan Dessi-Olive, and Alyssa Olson

Build Team:
Alyssa Olson, Frederick Cricket Day, Jonathan Dessi-Olive, Lindsay Rule, Josh Berliner, Adam Achrati, Ryan Koella, Olivia Tarricone


Photography by Lindsay Rule

special thanks to the helpful ones in the penndesign fabrication lab




Other Projects:
all work by Jonathan Dessi-Olive unless otherwise noted.  © 2021 all rights reserved.