Douglas Hollis & Anna Valentina Murch
San Francisco, CA
Tensile fabric canopies, curved glass windscreens, benches, blue glass aggregate platform
Charlotte's historic textile industry and the environmental benefits of alternate transportation options informed the signature station design by partners Anna Valentina Murch and Douglas Hollis. UMBRA is Latin for shadow; as in umbrella meaning "little shadow." The artist's title combines the practical and metaphorical nature of their artistic intent.
from the past and looking towards the future, Douglas Hollis and Anna Valentina Murch’s modern
interpretation of Charlotte’s textile history results in an uplifting signature
station. Working with tensile membrane architects at Birdair, they realized their vision for the ten custom canopies using Sheerfill fabric, a
technologically advanced material that is self-cleaning and was chosen for its
ability to respond to environmental conditions and light.