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A corporate headquarters that satisfies developers and community

UC Berkeley, 2015

Number 8 Washington Street is a prime development site along San Francisco’s embarcadero.  However, past efforts to build on the site have been halted due to concerns that a new building would jeopardize multi-million dollar views and access to natural light.

This project began by extruding the maximum developable area of the land, then carving the final form using parametric design tools.  The result is a building that optimises square footage while preserving existing sight lines and light paths.

The project combines theoretical parametric design research and existing knowledge of corporate/commercial design.

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