Larkin Street Substation

San Francisco, California
United States

The illuminated façade is comprised of 68 individually modeled glass-fiber-reinforced-polymer panels. The lighting design gracefully accentuates the multitiered panels while addressing security requirements for the site. Dimmable, color-changing LED strip lighting adds a soft animation element to façade’s unique striped pattern. The lighting controls are programmed to produce a gentle pulsating wave of light that represents the power flowing through the building. This subtle light show adds a layer of intrigue to the modern façade and provides a captivating architectural feature for the surrounding community.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Transportation
  • 12,200 sq.ft. | 1,133 sq.m.
  • TEF Design
  • Mikiko Kikuyama