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Laguna Line (The possibility of the everyday)

Laguna Honda Hospital

San Francisco, California

2009

Description

An innovative project in the design of health care facilities, this project challenges the normative design standards for the building’s handrail system. Rather than accepting the handrail as a code determined element, the railing is reconfigured as a sculptural line. The handrails extend through the central activity and social area of this unique resident hospital facility operated by the city of San Francisco. The transformed handrail is code compliant and dependable, yet acts as a mnemonic device which fills an everyday activity with interest and new possibilities.

Information

INFORMATION

Location
Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Date
2009

Medium
Bronze

Commissioned by
San Francisco Arts Commission

Architect
Anshen & Allen Architects, San Francisco, CA

Engineer
Patrell Engineering Group, Inc.

Subcontractor
Metal Arts Foundry, Lehi, UT

Client Reference
Susan Pontious, San Francisco Arts Commission

Photography 
Cliff Garten