FLOATING MARKET

The project is a collaboration with Nikki O’Donnell in the floating village of Chong Kneas, Cambodia. The structure uses a base of barrels held together with wood trusses to create a buoyant frame. The building’s structure exploits the stability and rigidity of triangular geometry to create a structurally stable building that is cost effective by using less material. The building is accessible on all four sides by boat, the most common method of travel in the village. It provides two floors for vendors to sell and store various food items. By having open airflow on all four sides, the building provides needed ventilation to comfortably operate the market.