The EGGNissan Design, Farmington Hills viewing courtyard. The 15,000square foot, egg shaped volume celebrates the spirit of the automobile; its movement and speed. This enclosure is situated directly adjacent to, and in full view of the automotive design studio. The walls of the "egg" rise to 30 feet and spiral outward, slightly overlapping. The image is one of an inverted whirling dervish reaching for the sky in an outward infinite form. Two layers of perforated metal “skin” clad the steel structure. The resulting moiré effect changes day to night / summer to winter. From ground level to 12 feet, a translucent layer between the metal skins allows for light diffusion without compromise to required security. The “egg” is both a protective, secured wall and a light filled veil.The precise engineering required to execute the form of an automobile is unprecedented in the design discipline. The architects have ventured to design a structure that is a richly articulated container for creative spirit.