This Beautiful Laboratory Has Curves

Instead of stacking four floors atop one another, architectural firm Rafael Vinoly created this long, slithering, curvaceous research building for UCSF, snaking its way down a hillside atop earthquake-resistant stilts. A green roof up top only heightens the structure's looks.

This Beautiful Laboratory Has Curves

The research center accommodates vast meeting, lab, and office space, in one long sloping corridor. The site is sort of in a pinch—straddling a narrow stretch between roadway and existing buildings—so it's a brilliant use of space, and looks like it would be an ultra-modern delight to work in. [DesignBoom]