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This Neon-Colored Metal Sunshade Was Inspired by Origami

All photos by Julio Barreno Gutiérrez via <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/06/14/julio-barreno-gutierrez-pavilion-canopy-folded-steel-awning-playground-school-algodonales-andalusia/">Dezeen</a>
All photos by Julio Barreno Gutiérrez via Dezeen

Spanish architect Julio Barreno Gutiérrez balances fun and function in this schoolyard sun shelter: its playful colors and folded surfaces resemble origami shapes. The nearly half-inch thick steel plates also shade children from the hot southern-Spanish sun as they move between two school playgrounds. The folds in the steel aren't just for amusement: just as folding paper gives it strength and shape, folding the canopy's thin steel sheets gives creates a robust structure.


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