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Nikksja Multifunctional Structure Exposes and Encloses Outdoor Spaces

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Nov 9, 2013 • References: nuvist and designspotter
When a designer is dealing with an outdoor area -- especially within a site with year-round warm weather -- care must be taken to balance out enclosure and exposure. The Nikksja multifunctional structure does not render patio space dark and undesirable when the sun is shining, and nor does it make a person feel unprotected beneath a cloudless sky.

Emrah Cetinkaya of Turkey presents another project that's formally fascinating. The abstract shape of the pavilion is fluid and sculptural, creating loops and curves with a spacious occupiable pocket beneath it. The unusual framework is substantial enough to offer some refuge from the shifting sun, as well as from rain and wind. The Nikksja makes an ideal pergola for a pool deck, with lawn chairs and sun loungers lined up about it.