“Press, a Library Cafe with a New Look” Opens on Patio of UC Berkeley’s Moffitt Library
From UC Berkeley News:
“The cafe architecture is totally unique,” said Sukhjit Johal, head of Library Capital Projects and Facilities Management, which oversaw the recent renovation of Moffitt’s fourth and fifth floors.
Press, designed by the San Francisco-based global design firm Gensler, features exterior metal panels with square-shaped cutouts that allow light generated by LEDs to shine through.
“The full impact of the design (is) best viewed in the evening and at night, when the lights on all sides are turned on so the box glows like a jewel box,” Johal said. “When closed and lit, it takes on a bit of a mystery.”
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