Twisting San Francisco Skyscraper by Studio Gang Architects
Studio Gang Architects unveiled designs of their first ever building in San Francisco, a 400 foot tall residential tower with an undulating, twisting facade.
Inspired by the bay windows of older local buildings such as 450 Sutter Street, Studio Gang have added a twist (literally) to the typology with incremental rotations of the 90-degree bays running vertically up the facade.
“What I like about tall buildings (aesthetically) is what you do with the height, the incremental moves along the way,” Jeanne Gang said. “It’s not just the extrusion of a single form from bottom to top.” The combined effect of these twists is an undulating facade which ripples its way up the structure.
Architects: Studio Gang Architects
Location: Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Studio Gang Architects