San Francisco-based IwamotoScott Architecture recently unraveled their new design: a lobby entrance defined by a modular ceiling with a series of tapered cone-shaped ‘coffers’ housing LED lights.
Architects’ statement: ‘Designed for a new downtown San Francisco development at the convergence of Market, Kearny and Geary Streets, this lobby serves a new twelve storey annex designed by Charles Bloszies office, along with the original neoclassical building with addition by Charles Moore. A series of diamond-shaped translucent wood coffers define the main lobby entrance, acting as a lighted modular ceiling. Projecting the language of coffers’ angled surfaces, a series of faceted surfaces move from the reception desk, to the walls that lead to the elevators at the end of a tapered and inflected hallway.’
Each coffer is made by folding a translucent wooden veneer into a diamond-shape.
detail of the coffer light
the lobby entrance is almost nearing completion
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