1000 Sansome, San Francisco
CHANNEL GLASS CUSTOM FRAMING SYSTEM FABRICATOR: Chris French Metal Inc., Oakland, Calif.
Prior to the renovation, the structure was a dimly lit, low-ceiling building with a second floor entrance. To create a more contemporary design, the architects opened up the space and increased the ceiling height. Large pieces of interlocking glass were installed in the lobby, forming large glass walls, which increase transparency and allow light to move throughout the different rooms.
For the glazing throughout the lobby, the architects chose channel glass. The linear, U-shaped, cast-glass channels are self-supporting and mounted in a custom framing system designed by MacCracken Architects.
“Not only does the channel glass act as a beautiful divide between rooms, it also offers the durability we needed in place of solid walls,” explains Daniel Robinson, principal, MacCracken Architects. “We were happy to have found a prod- uct that helped us reach the desired aesthetic; the glass allows light to diffuse into each part of the building.”
CHANNEL GLASS AND MANUFACTURER: Pilkington Profilit from Technical Glass Products
Located in the revitalized shipping district of San Francisco, this 4-story warehouse-turned-office space underwent a massive facelift.
At more than 60,000 square feet, the building was in stark contrast amidst the historic personality of homes and offices.
Lundberg Design and MacCracken Architects were tasked with updating the out- dated space with a modern design and increased daylighting.
PHOTOS: Rien Van Rijthoven