Architectural Digest — "Studio Gang Completes a New Twisting Tower in San Francisco"

"The booming San Francisco housing market continues to grow, particularly with new projects by such legendary architecture firms as Bjarke Ingels Group, MVRDV, and Arquitectonica. The latest new build to be completed, however, is Studio Gang’s Mira, a striking residential tower.

Rising 400 feet above the rapidly developing neighborhood between SoMa and the Embarcadero, Mira dazzles with a twisting curtain-wall façade—something of a technical masterpiece—that recalls Frank Gehry’s undulating 8 Spruce Street in New York. It comprises a modular system that repeats every 11 floors and borrows engineering techniques from the aerospace industry to create a completely smooth, all-white surface.

'Reinterpreting the classic bay windows of San Francisco, our design amplifies the dynamic quality of the neighborhood,' Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Studio Gang, said in a statement. 'Spiraling all the way up this 400-foot tower, bay windows create unique spaces in every residence that offer fresh air, expansive views, and changing qualities of light throughout the day.'

The façade is also high-efficiency, helping to reduce the building’s overall energy consumption in conjunction with a graywater harvesting system, green roofs, and a VRF cooling system. With such measures in place, Mira is aiming for LEED Gold certification."

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San Francisco Chronicle — "Billowing New Tower Spruces Up S.F. Skyline"

"From the Bay Bridge or the Embarcadero, the 39-story Mira at the corner of Folsom and Spear streets is a flowing stack of tightly wound white metal bays, frozen in motion."


Studio Gang: Architecture - Rhythm

⁠In a short film illustrating recurring themes of pattern and rhythm in Studio Gang's work, Jeanne Gang highlights one of the threads of inquiry explored in Studio Gang: Architecture, a new monograph published by Phaidon.