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Coriander Kitchen & Farm


Above: Photograph by De Peter Yi

“Big Roof ” is an oversized garden pergola nicknamed after it’s most prominent feature — a big roof designed for dining and special events at Coriander Kitchen & Farm’s restaurant in Jefferson Chalmers, Detroit. Off-the-shelf parts are collaged to create new relationships between the site and restaurant, extending the dining space into the outdoors. Triangular trusses designed with HD Structural are built of nominal lumber and open up views of the constantly changing canal skies above. In dark, winter months, the structure acts as a lantern, illuminating the surrounding landscape. In the spring, the plastic facade is removed and activitues to spill into the canal side, and back underneath Big Roof.


Design Team:

Laura Marie Petrerson + De Peter Yi + HD Structural

62fdca2c1bab2.image- photograph PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SIMONOV

Above: Photograph by Rebecca Simonov for SEEN Magazine

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