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Crossroads San Francisco House of Music

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Discipline: 
Architecture
Level: 
Bachelor 4
Instructor(s): 
Ann Pendleton-Julian
Course: 
ARCH 4410: Architectural Design V
Term: 
Autumn 2016
Description: 

‘Crossroads’ references the interaction between the audience and performer developed in both form and experience. This design encourages public exploration of the arts by visually connecting back of house spaces to the public lobby spaces. It continues the art of performance and spectacle beyond the theater itself, connecting the audience to what is usually hidden.

 

 

Spatial layering is a recurring formal theme that connects spaces through overlapping circulation, imposing volumes, and controlled sight lines. The main lobby sits at the lake level and focuses on a large glass reveal of the main concert hall and informal performance space. Visitors are confronted with what happens behind the scenes before they finally reach their seat.

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