Instructor: Luisa Caldas Fall 2021
This project is located in the Mission District, San Francisco. It is a multi-program building containing performing space, art studio and community centers. The site is relatively small, with a dimension of 80 feet by 80 feet, thus the spatial layout is very compacted where daylighting strategy is important to light the inside. The largest move is the central atrium enclosed by glazing and shading, which provides daylight to most parts of the building. The shading panels, on the one hand, screen part of the daylight, also reflect the light into the space on the other direction of the atrium. Meanwhile, a round beam will be cast to the ground at noon due to the shape of the atrium like a spotlight, reinforcing the idea that creating a public performing space for the neighborhood on the ground.