53. Green Office Building #105architecturalinspirations
Looking for cool signage, I found a very cool architectural firm. Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects are located in San Francisco, CA. Looking through their projects, there were few I did not like. However, the Green Office Building stands out. There is a mixture of agricultural and traditional materials. There are large overhangs, exposed spiral ducts, vertical shading elements, and lots of natural light. The accessible ramp entrance features a modulating roof structure that infuses a burst of color into the otherwise muted color palette.
However, the coolness of the building is not what originally caught my attention, it was the signage. I love the vertical numbers used around the building to mark the street number. I do wonder how they keep birds from nesting in the 8, but from an aesthetic perspective – this signage is attractive.
#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy. Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35.Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library 37. North Bay House 38.Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40.Pratt Street Power Plant 41.United Therapeutics Field House 42. Porch House 43. Headwaters 44. Ben’s Barn 45. Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge 46. Thrupp + Summers House 47. Madrona Residence 48. Pixel Building 49. National Constitution Center 50. Falling Water 51. Wainwright Building 52. Merle’s Drive-in