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02.25.2011
Open> Trampoline Park
House of Air by Mark Horton/ Architecture
Ethan Kaplan

House of Air
926 Mason Street
West Crissy Field
San Francisco
Tel: 415.345.9675
Architect: Mark Horton/ Architecture

The concept itself is breathtaking—a giant indoor trampoline park!—but the interior architecture of the House of Air takes the idea to new heights. Working within the shell of a historic biplane hangar, San Francisco firm Mark Horton/Architecture walled off a section on each side with blue Polygal, illuminating the translucent material with an energetic pattern of fluorescent light tubes nested cleverly in the C-shaped metal studs framing the wall. Behind the Polygal are a café on one side and showers and restrooms on the other with party rooms and offices above. A catwalk, bridging these two upper levels, cranks up the drama of the space and is also the best place for observers to catch the action in the “Colosseum,” a trampoline pit where dodgeball games are played. High-flyers get a good view of the Bay through the immense glass hangar door custom made by Schweiss.

Lydia Lee

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Above, left and right: The trampoline park repurposes an old biplane hangar.
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House of Air in San Francisco

Above: The "Colosseum" is a trampoline pit where dodgeball games are played.
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above: Fluorescent light tubes are nested in a bright blue Polygal wall throughout the space.
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