Zeugma Mosaic Museum

Metaphor, Cecil Balmond

Metaphor was invited by the Packard Foundation to design a temporary museum for the wonderful mosaics that were saved from this Roman city on the banks of the Euphrates, just before the city was inundated by the Biricek dam.

The concept was based on the Roman villa with courtyards and impluvia, except that here Cecil Balmond devised roofs so that they appear to float over the courtyard, without visible support.