rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building
 
rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building
feb 10, 2011

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building

‘ray and dagmar dolby regeration medicine building’ by rafael vinoly at the university of california, san francisco all images courtesy rafael vinoly architects photographer: bruce damonte

the university of california’s ‘ray and dagmar dolby regeneration medicine building’ designed by world-renowned firm rafael vinoly architects has celebrated its official opening. located on a sloping urban hillside in san francisco, the continuous structure navigates the uneven site, responding with a serpentine form that is supported by a system of steel space trusses.

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building steel column supports

hugging the curve of the topography and pre-existing site conditions, the building rests lofted on an organization of steel supports which branch out from concrete piers, minimizing excavation as well as incorporating seismic base isolation. the single-stretch structure accommodates one continuous laboratory on its main floor which steps down a half-storey to create four split-level areas. each level features an office cluster and a green roof with wildflowers and plants.   a system of exterior ramps and stairs provide circulation between floors while an elevated pedestrian bridge connects the building to three nearby research facilities and UCSF medical center.  

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building aerial view

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building green roof terrace

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building pedestrian bridge

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building exterior stairways

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building night view

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building street view

the transitional space between the split levels become a hub for activities, featuring break rooms and common areas for an open interface for communication and a cross-pollination of ideas.  largely outfitted with interior glazing, the laboratories further promote collaboration with an open-floor plan and a flexible casework system that can be quickly reconfigured to accommodate the programs’ needs.

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building interior

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building lab room

rafael vinoly architects: UCSF stem cell building site

  • ubber cool

    waldo
  • Bangunan tebing

    indradjaja makainas
  • super cool !!!

    Arminius
  • Great!!!

    firman
  • effortless.

    vera d
  • This is awesome. Perfect.

    ivan
  • Very, very good. Respect master Vinoly….

    Ali Manco
  • what a fucking cool building

    masterbeer

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