The Ripple Facade

The ripple-faced panels on the facade simulate the water in nearby San Francisco Bay. Silicate crystals from Monterey Bay embedded in the surfaces of the panels catch the changing light and cause the façade to shift in appearance throughout the day.

Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

Architects: Snøhetta

Materials Used: Fiber-reinforced-polymer panels, curtain-wall aluminium frames, silicate crystals from Monterey Bay

Year of Completion: May 14, 2016

Ripple Facade Idea

The ripple-faced panels on the facade simulate the water in nearby San Francisco Bay. Silicate crystals from Monterey Bay embedded in the surfaces of the panels catch the changing light and cause the façade to shift in appearance throughout the day.

For more information, e-mail: contact@snohetta.com

The issue was published in the November 2016 issue of the SURFACES REPORTER.

To keep updated with latest news subscribe to our newsletter
To receive regular copies of Surfaces Reporter Monthly issues subscribe here
Like us on Facebook 
Follow us on Twitter

×
×

Post Your Comment


"Content that powers your Business. News that keeps you informed."

Surfaces Reporter is one of India's leading media in Print & Digital Telecast for News on Interiors & Architecture Projects, Products, Building Materials, and the Business of Design! Since 2011, it serves as a referral for designers & architects to know about inspiring projects and source new products. If you have a Product or Project worth publishing in Surfaces Reporter, please email us hello@surfacesreporter.com or you can also submit your project online.

Like Surfaces Reporter on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and Instagram | Subscribe to our magazine | Sign Up for the FREE Surfaces Reporter Magazine Newsletter



This is alt