DVF architects, New York, employs simple materials (sustainably harvested wood) that blends into the landscape, and is shaped by the use of deceptively complex geometric forms.

DVF designed four courtyard buildings on the site, including the Administration building (below), as simple square shapes.  The simplicity of the plan is made dynamic and complex, however, by opening the courtyards to the public areas through a spiral circulation pattern, and placing complex roof forms above the courtyard entrances.The roofs and ceilings above the ‘entry porches’ to each of the courtyards are cut into complex biomorphic, triangulated geometries.  This triangulation speaks about the dynamic activity of walking into, and out from each private courtyard.

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