The Pinterest Mews; a passageway connects Brannan Street to Bluxome Alley. A shortcut, a pause, a sit, this mews provides both a garden retreat and a circulation spine to the new Pinterest Headquarters.
Designed to be both a connector and an extension to the transparent Pinterest lobby’s moveable curtain wall, the site is composed of angled steel planters embedded with cedar slatted benches, forming a complex geometry and relationship of planter to seating.
The design intent utilizes the planters to spatially organize circulation and define axes while the slatted benches provide an integrated seating system, creating a suspended or cantilevered effect. Multi-trunked Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum, underplanted with Autumn Ferns, Dryopteris erythrosora, thrive in this eastern exposure. New streetscape frontages at both Brannan and Bluxome and a private roof terrace completes the composition.
The design incorporates one of MFLA’s principal philosophies, sustainability. The project meets rigorous water management standards, storing and reusing rainwater for irrigation of the planters and other water usages in the adjacent buildings. With this we strive to continue building upon our sustainability and resilience practices.
Heller Manus Architects
Rock & Rose