Babcock & Brown Law Offices
The Design Challenge:
The designer’s vision for this signature reception space
combined a massive scale simulating large building blocks
with the soft tempering of a warming luminescence.
A combination of multicolored flat and curved panels
with reveals and flush joints delivered a realistic yet
fanciful portrayal of giant stacked masonry cubes that
convey power and comfort simultaneously.
Working in collaboration with the designer, the millwork
and the general contractor LightBlocks designed a
multi-layer custom color panel with a rabbet edge detail.
The joint detail not only facilitated the design, creating the
appearance of the grouted joints, this detail also became
the primary structural element to support the panels on
Thermoformed panels were used for the curved portion
of the wall. Reveals were eliminated where panels
joined at corners to create the illusion of a solid cube.
The oversized panels were field trimmed, and then
LIGHTBLOCKS provided in-field finishing to complete the
durable surface for the wall.
Project: Babcock & Brown Law Offices
Location: The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Designer: Smith Group, San Francisco, CA