Exultadagio

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Public Art
San Francisco, CA
74' x 40'
2006

"Exultadagio” includes prismatic glass fins on the south façade of the modernist, six-story addition to the historic San Francisco Conservatory of Music building. In each fin, a thin strip of dichroic glass projects colored light onto the building façade and into the conservatory classrooms—to the delight of students and faculty. The ornamental purple and yellow light beautifully contrast with the historic structure’s traditional painted terracotta cladding. Philosophically, the Conservatory emphasizes the importance of performance and requires students to perform almost daily. In keeping with this philosophy, the glass facade of the building creates a daily performance in light and color.

Architect - Perkins + Will

Project Manager - Oppenheim Lewis

Still images - Tim Griffith (last image)

Still images - Kana Tanaka

Glass Fabrication - Lenehan Architectural Glass

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