Inspired by San Francisco’s beauty and dynamism, captured in space in time with concrete and glass, the architecture of MURANO San Francisco is truly extraordinary.
From the building site, the back of the famous hill on upper Lombard Street is visible, and the serpentine streaks of light that follow the topography on the opposite side serve as inspiration. This sinuating movement is expressed in ribbons of metal panel that rise and fall between window sills and floor slabs along the building’s facades. The panels are perforated to allow light to pass through, while the color has been selected to match the material color of the Marina area.
Behind the panels, the glass window wall jogs in and out, creating areas of depth that give the building a vertical push, while visually relating to the forms of the traditional townhouses nearby.