Hanover Diridon

Hanover Diridon

Architect
TCA Architects
Location
San Jose, CA, USA | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Apartments
© Velarde Photography

Hanover Diridon

Móz Designs as Manufacturers

Metal experts, Móz Designs, proudly present a new statement column outside San Jose, Texas’ Hanover Diridon residential building, a winner of Business Journal’s 2021 Silicon Valley Structures Awards. Drawing from more than thirty years of expertise, Móz designed a show-stopping Laser Cut accent column in their dotted Skyline pattern and finished in a white matte powder coat.

photo_credit © Velarde Photography
© Velarde Photography

Contrasting with the building’s stone exterior, wood accents, and two-toned patio tiles, the backlit column’s clean, modern design nods to the duality of San Jose: the traditional residential area and the emerging, technology-driven Innovation District that intersect at Hanover Diridon. Complete with 18 stacked panels and backlit features, the column’s dimension and texture creates a focal point for residents and passersby at any time of day. “We enjoyed taking this installation from start to finish,” says Móz Designs co-founder, Tripp Sandford. “This area of San Jose is evolving and we wanted the column’s design to reflect that. Our decision to incorporate the geometry and illumination of the Skyline pattern was made with the future of the neighborhood’s architecture in mind.”

photo_credit © Velarde Photography
© Velarde Photography

Standing 28 feet tall and positioned beneath five stories of apartment balconies, the column is fabricated from ⅛” aluminum, a slim but sturdy material known for its quality and durability. Comprising three stacked sections, each with six rounded panels, the top of the column has a 84-inch diameter and tapers down to 48 inches, creating an optical illusion of precariousness. The column’s unique cone-like shape is an elevated alternative to traditional columns, which makes it stand out as a prominent design feature. Internal LED lighting with drivers and white acrylic backing is also included within the column for added depth and luminance beneath the Laser Cut pattern. Móz also designed matching Skyline bench seating, doubling as an illuminated meeting point or gathering space for the building’s residents and pedestrians.

photo_credit © Velarde Photography
© Velarde Photography

Móz collaborated with the Hanover Company and TCA Architects, to turn a concept rendering into the stunning feature column. Coordinating with the project team to ensure proper support, illumination, and power requirements, Móz developed shop drawings and a mock up section of the column with acrylic and armatures in a powder coated finish prior to complete fabrication. Produced in Móz’s Oakland Factory, the column arrived ready for installation with instructions, saving precious time in the field.Designed with 100 percent recyclable aluminum, one of the most sustainable materials in the world, this installation contributes to Móz’s effort to reduce their carbon footprint and provide specifiers with more sustainable, durable, cost-effective options throughout the design process. Móz’s Laser Cut metal sheets are available in 4’ x 8’ sheets, Double Sided with 27 standard Laser Cut Patterns.

photo_credit © Velarde Photography
© Velarde Photography
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands
29 Jun 2022 News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands

  In the city center Of Heerlen, Poppodium Nieuwe Nor by diederendirrix is a unique new landma... More

Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall
29 Jun 2022 News
Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall

On a steep site in Mexico, Izar Houses by Taller ADG Alonso de Garay pay exceptional attention to en... More

25 best architecture firms in Madrid
27 Jun 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Madrid

Madrid is a center of gravity for European architecture. Spain’s capital city is host to an am... More

Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media
25 Jun 2022 News
Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media

In Lviv, Radio Garage is a media art centre and an experimental gallery for temporary exhibitions wi... More

Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric
25 Jun 2022 News
Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric

Located in Prague’s Andel District, Manifesto Market Andel is an urban infill project activati... More

Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm
24 Jun 2022 News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm

An iconic 19th-century building next to Amsterdam Central Station, Droogbak has been transformed int... More

Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials
24 Jun 2022 News
Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials

House VD-B by Graux & Baeyens architecten is a renovated hacienda-style villa in Evergem, Belgiu... More

Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)
22 Jun 2022 News
Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)

In the heart of the historic city of Bruges, The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC) is a... More