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Monday, November 7, 2011

Sierra Space

SierraSpace is a new reception space for the Sierra Club headquarters in San Francisco. The project references two primary images in the Sierra Club’s history: the Sierra Nevada Mountains, namesake of the Club, and the idea of a felled log becoming a new kind of ecosystem that helps to create vibrant ecologies. We designed the lobby desk using reclaimed Douglas Fir timbers into which we inserted native Northern California plants, meant to evoke the way ferns and mosses take over logs after they have fallen. We embedded LED ribbons in the logs to illuminate the reveals and cracks. The mural behind the lobby desk is a pixellated image of the Yosemite Valley, one of Sierra Club founder John Muir’s favorite places. Sierra Space by Logan Johnson Architecture