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 The roof plane is devised as a series of interlocking hexagonal steel plates, each different in size, that are glazed in ceramic tile. These plates provide structural depth and act as a unified space frame structure. The roof structure consists of seven concentric and interlocked loops, of approximately sixty plates that encircle the courtyards.
 A matrix comprised of seven different families of ceramic tiles serve as structural plates. Within the family, each plate is comprised of 6 different glazed tiles that produce variegated alignments on the ceiling and the lantern. There are 7 types of multicolored tiles. Each plate is comprised of 6 different shades of smaller tiles that produce variegated alignments on the ceiling and the lantern.
 A lantern marks the entrance of the building and provides a vertical element so that the building can be seen from the sea. It also provides an access point to the roof. Lateral layers of concrete and ceramic tiles stack horizontally and allow light to filter through the walls.
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 | GIANT’s CAUSEWAY PROJECT CREDITS | Design and Production:  Rhett Russo  | Competition project team:  Lara Thrasher ,  Brandon Gehrke  | 2005 |
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