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Microsoft 1355 Market Expansion in San Francisco, California by Design Blitz

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Design Blitz

Located in San Francisco’s mid-market neighborhood, 1355 Market Street is a landmark office building. The project co-locates several of Microsoft’s diverse product teams within one building allowing the site to serve as a vertical campus. Various project teams are mingled together across the multiple floors in order to enhance collaboration while dedicated team zones create an opportunity to showcase the unique brand identity of each individual product group. As part of this real estate strategy, Microsoft took over a 32,800 square foot sublease space on the building’s 4th floor.

Image Courtesy © Design Blitz

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Microsoft 1355 Market Expansion
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA

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Folsom Bay Tower in San Francisco, California by Studio Gang

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang 

Folsom Bay Tower is an urban residential community at the heart of San Francisco, just blocks from the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero, and Rincon Park.

Rising to 400 feet, the tower is low enough to be sensitive to its natural environment and urban context, yet tall enough to accommodate a wide range of units, with more than a third designated below market rate.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: Folsom Bay Tower
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Status: In design
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Type: Residential
  • Size: 480,000 sf
  • Sustainability: Targeting LEED Gold

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Oceanwide Center in San Francisco by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners

The groundbreaking ceremony for Oceanwide Center was held on Thursday, 8 December, marking the start of construction on one of the most pivotal urban projects in San Francisco’s recent history. Situated in the rapidly changing Transbay Area of San Francisco, close to Market Street and the financial district, this transit-oriented development is at the core of downtown San Francisco.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners / Heller Manus Architects

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners / Heller Manus Architects

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Oceanwide Center
  • Location: San Francisco, United States of America
  • Photography: Foster + Partners Heller Manus Architects
  • Client: Oceanwide Center
  • Collaborating Architect: Norman Foster, Stefan Behling, David Summerfield, Michael Wurzel, Morgan Fleming, Armstrong Yakubu, Bassem Fawwaz, Michael Powers, Tillmann Lenz Piers Heath, Nathan Millar, Jens Kaarsholm, Kadri Kaldam, Jean-Francois Lemay, Simone Martin, Liam Alsop, Ignacio Amunategui, Christos Antonopoulos, Elina Christou, Andrew Dabomprez, Eva Diu, Eleonora Rosselli, Tandorn Prakobpol, Steven Ascensao, Belen Lopez Barrera, Stefano Corsi, Umberto Guareschi, Dovydas Kunsmonas, Lulu Yang, Parul Singh Jio Fish, Jose Garcia Gallardo, Karim Anwar, Quiddale O Sullivan, Radu Ionut Boeriu, Samson Simberg, Sigita Burbulyte, Miguel Munoz, Oliver Mould
  • Land Use Attorney: Reuben Junius & Rose
  • Structural Engineer: Magnusson klemencic Associates
  • Mechanical Engineers:
    • Foster + Partners
    • Taylor Engineering
    • Engineering Enterprise
  • Civil Engineer: BKF
  • Landscape Consultant: Gustafson Guthrie Nichols
  • Façade Consultant: Heintges & Associates
  • Acoustic consultant: Wilson Ihrig

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LUMINA Condominium Development in Folsom St., San Francisco by II BY IV DESIGN

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: v2com

In San Francisco, where it’s notoriously harder to find a place to live than it is to find a job, breaking into the real estate market can be difficult. San Francisco is a compact city of less than 50 square miles situated on steep hills and surrounded on three sides by water, which means new development has historically been limited. That is until 1989 when an earth quake destroyed portions of the double-deck Embarcardero freeway; the road was sadly demolished, but it opened up areas for new development and new opportunity.

Chef's Kitchen & Private Dining, Image Courtesy © Steelblue

Chef’s Kitchen & Private Dining, Image Courtesy © Steelblue

  • Architects: II BY IV DESIGN (Arquitectonica, Heller Manus)
  • Project: LUMINA Condominium Development
  • Location: 201 Folsom St., San Francisco, USA
  • Photography: Steelblue and Javier Lovera Yepes
  • Developer: Tishman Speyer
  • Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Engineers: Magnusson Klemencic, ARUP
  • Broker: Polaris Pacific

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Tidal House in San Francisco by Terry.Terry Architecture

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: v2com

As part of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Mora – This project explores an architecture that embraces environmental changes and proposes a structure that will ebb and flow with the tides, that will respond to predicted environmental changes, and that creates a community to exist in harmony with the sea and our coastal landscape in perpetuity.

view from above, Image Courtesy © Terry.Terry Architecture

view from above, Image Courtesy © Terry.Terry Architecture

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War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco by San Francisco Public Works

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Hundreds of architects and designers gathered in the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco to find out who would win the acclaimed American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter 2016 Design Awards. Little did they know, that the building where the award ceremony was taking place, would be recognized with one of the most prestigious awards – a Special Commendation for Historic Preservation.

War Memorial Veterans Building - Van Ness Avenue facade, Image Courtesy © San Francisco Public Works

War Memorial Veterans Building – Van Ness Avenue facade, Image Courtesy © San Francisco Public Works

  • Architects: San Francisco Public Works
  • Project: War Memorial Veterans Building
  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Photography: Brian Wong Photography, Multivista

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Apple Union Square in San Francisco by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

The opening of Apple Union Square in San Francisco marks an important step in Apple’s continuous evolution, its purpose and its role in the local community to bring a richer experience beyond opportunistic retail. Its innovative design enables new levels of transparency, openness and civic generosity, incorporating Apple’s new features and services. Apple Union Square will be a model for future projects worldwide.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

Noe Residence in San Francisco, California by Studio VARA

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: v2com 

A research scientist with an eye for detail approached Studio VARA with a modest vision and a couple of basic practical needs:  First, transform a 1908 Noe Valley cottage– with a history of subpar alterations – into a cohesive modern dwelling.  Second, provide an enclosed garage in a neighborhood with tough parking.

The main facade presents a quiet, private face to the public street, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

The main facade presents a quiet, private face to the public street, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects & Interiors: Studio VARA 
  • Project: Noe Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • General Contractor: Dijeau Poage Construction
  • Structural Engineer: FTF Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Lea and Braze Engineering
  • Landscape: SF Green Spaces

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Coffee Bar in San Francisco by jones | haydu

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Article source: v2com

jones | haydu has won a Merit Award for Interior Architecture from the American Institute of Architects San Francisco for their work on Coffee Bar Kearny.The primary objective for this tiny cafe in the heart of downtown San Francisco was to bring epicurean level coffee at a rate and speed to meet the Financial District’s demands while simultaneously revitalizing a stretch of sidewalk that has been fallow for over twenty years. Coffee Bar serves as a workshop to explore, experiment, and embrace the trends of the coffee industry.

View from across Kearny Street, Image Courtesy © Art Gray

View from across Kearny Street, Image Courtesy © Art Gray

  • Architects: jones | haydu 
  • Project: Coffee Bar
  • Location: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Photography: Art Gray

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Rowan at 346 Potrero Avenue in San Francisco, California by Handel Architects LLP

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Article source: Handel Architects

Straddling the border of Potrero Hill and the Mission District in San Francisco, Rowan at 346 Potrero is a 70-unit mixed-use residential building. The goal of the project is to strike a chord of continuity with the industrial past of Potrero and the Mission and celebrate its urban, transit-oriented future.

Image Courtesy © Handel Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Handel Architects LLP

  • Architects: Handel Architects LLP
  • Project: Rowan at 346 Potrero Avenue
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Project Architect: Matthew Berglund
  • Project Manager: James Hakes 
  • Project Designer: Alexandra Bair 
  • Design Team: Glenn Rescalvo, AIA, Design Partner; Matthew Berglund

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