#next_top_architects by refikanadol “Getting excited for the opening of upcoming permanent public art installation "Virtual Depictions:SF” at 350 Mission St. San Francisco. Media architecture collaboration with Kilroy and SOM Architects.“
This year we celebrate the golden anniversary of Banque Lambert, SOM’s first major building outside of the United States for a foreign client. The commission from the Brussels-based financial institution Banque Lambert also served as one of SOM architect Gordon Bunshaft’s first experiments with the expressive qualities of pre-stressed concrete. Here a load-bearing concrete facade cantilevers beyond the ground floor’s glazed perimeter, and viewed alongside the slightly tapered roofline, the facade’s sculptural pins and tails almost seem to float.