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The Legendary Hunan Restaurant in North Beach, San Francisco by MTP Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Ted Pratt

Build a better pot sticker and the world will beat a path to your door. Such was the case this past weekend when Brandy Ho’s– the legendary Hunan Restaurant from San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood — opened its new, and instantly iconic, restaurant in the City’s Castro district with a memorable bash for a delicious crowd and an unending supply of Brandy Ho’s award-winning cuisine. The standing-room only crowd included San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Alex Randolph of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office, Anna Damiani from California Assemblyman Mark Leno’s Office, San Francisco Port Commissioner Rodney Ong, MUMC President Stephan H. Adams, Castro location Manager Jimmy Lam and architect Millard (Ted) Pratt whose firm, MTP Architects, designed the interiors.

Image Courtesy MTP Architects

  • Architects: MTP Architects
  • Project: The Legendary Hunan Restaurant
  • Location: North Beach, San Francisco

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Atlassian Offices in San Francisco, CA by Studio Sarah Willmer Architecture

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Article source:  Studio Sarah Willmer Architecture

In San Francisco fashion 1098 Harrison has been past home to a church, disco, and print shop. Atlassian is proud to add software to the legacy. Situated in the heart of San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, Atlassian’s new workplace is more of an urban hub than the typical (albeit amusing) dot-com environment found in Silicon Valley. Having an international presence in the United States, Australia, and The Netherlands, Atlassian’s offices have been strategically located in dense urban areas. Atlassian’s industry leadership in enterprise software puts it in a category of growth and expansion during a time of economic recession; the need for new digs is the result of robust recruitment of a new generation of business software innovators.

Exterior View

Axial View of Town Square and Wood Box Conference Room

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HYDRAMAX: Port Machines in San Francisco, California by Future Cities Lab

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: Future Cities Lab

Exhibited at SFMOMA from 31 March to 29 July, 2012

Future Cities Lab’s HYDRAMAX Port Machines project proposes a radical rethinking of San Francisco’s urban waterfront post sea-level rise. The proposal renders the existing hard edges of the waterfront as new “soft systems” that would include aquatic parks, community gardens, wildlife refuges and aquaponic farms. A synthetic architecture is introduced that blurs the distinction between building, landscape, infrastructure and machine. Using thousands of sensors and motorized components, the massive urban scale robotic structure harvests rainwater and fog, while modulating air flow, solar exposure and intelligent building systems.

HYDRAMAX: Port Machines

  • Architect: Future Cities Lab
  • Name of project: HYDRAMAX: Port Machines
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Design: Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno
  • Project Manager: Ripon DeLeon; Project Interns: Gavin Johns, Cameron Eng
  • Collaborative Sponsor: MIGA Motor Company (Dr. Mark Gummin)
  • Video: Eddie Lee, Square Two Design
  • Model Materials: Cast and thermoformed acrylic, custom printed circuit boards, Arduino based microcontrollers, infrared sensors, shape memory alloy motors (Courtesy of Miga Motor Company)

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Liberty Hill Residence in San Francisco, California by Surface design, Inc.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Surface design, Inc.

This garden in San Francisco has dedicated areas for entertaining and children’s play, which are defined and navigated by an innovative arrangement of local and sustainable landscape materials. Cor-Ten steel boxes serve as retaining structures and planters, extending along the site’s perimeter and penetrating the surrounding wood fence. The garden is an abstracted allusion to the dramatic topography of the city itself.

The site's steep slope creates a visual connection with the city beyond

  • Architects: Surface design, Inc.
  • Project: Liberty Hill Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Project Type: Single Family Residence
  • Software used: AutoCad, Photoshop, Sketchup, some Vectorworks

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One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold in San Francisco, California by IwamotoScott Architecture (designed with Rhino)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: IwamotoScott Architecture

Lightfold is a lobby design for the new One Kearny commercial development in the heart of downtown San Francisco’s Gallery District, adjacent to the museums of the Yerba Buena Arts District. The project is conceived and funded as architecture as public art. The lobby constitutes the ‘percent for art’ requirement for the building as an integral piece of the architecture. It was subsequently approved by the SF Arts Commission.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Craig Scott - IwamotoScott Architecture)

  • Architect: IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Name of Project: One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold
  • Location: Downtown San Francisco, California
  • Lead Designers: Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto
  • Project Team: Blake Altshuler, Ryan Golenberg, Christina Kaneva, Alan Lu and David Swain
  • Photography: Craig Scott – IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino

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Windswept in San Francisco, California by Charles Sowers Studios

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Charles Sowers Studios

Windswept consists of 612 freely rotating wind direction indicators mounted parallel to the wall creating an architectural scale instrument for observing the complex interaction between wind and the building. The wind arrows serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon. Wind gusts, rippling and swirling through the sculpture, visually reveal the complex and ever-changing ways the wind interacts with the building and the environment.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Charles Sowers Studios
  • Project: Windswept
  • Location: Randal Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA
  • Size: 35’ length / 20’ height
  • Client: San Francisco Arts Commission/Randall Museum
  • Contractor: Rocket Science
  • Engineer: Hom-Pisano Engineers
  • Project Completion: 11/19/2010
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Architectural metal wall panels: Provided by QC Facades Rainscreen Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Autocad and Autodesk Inventor

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Folsom Street Residential Laboratory in San Francisco, California by Todd Verwers Architects

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Article source: Todd Verwers Architects

This urban loft space for a single man occupies the entire top floor of a 1920’s concrete frame structure in San Francisco’s Soma neighborhood.  The space, essentially a “toolbox” for the owner’s urban lifestyle, is unique in its adaptation of commercial and institutional materials and components to residential functions.  Off the shelf laboratory cabinet modules form the kitchen, a customized computer floor forms the sleeping platform, and a precision aluminum framing system creates the enclosure and adaptable framework for an “electronics laboratory”.  In some cases, these modular components were customized to specific client requirements.

Image Courtesy Marion Brenner

  • Architects: Todd Verwers Architects
  • Project: Folsom Street Residential Laboratory
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: Withheld
  • General Contractor: BIG Construction
  • Photographs: Marion Brenner
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Petersen/Verwers Residence in San Francisco, California by Todd Verwers Architects

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Article source: Todd Verwers Architects

Mid-century modern architecture in California embodied an authenticity unencumbered by historical kitsch and evoked an optimism for the future, while taking advantage of the unique light and climate of the region.  This extensive remodel of a 1962 tract house in San Francisco sought to maintain the mid-century spirit of the house, while adding a new level of refinement and grace.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Todd Blake Verwers)

  • Architect: Todd Verwers Architects
  • Name of Project: Petersen/Verwers Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: Todd Blake Verwers&Mette Krebs Petersen
  • General Contractor: Todd Blake Verwers
  • Photographs: Todd Blake Verwers
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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SFMOMA’s expansion in San Francisco, California by Snøhetta

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: Snøhetta

SFMOMA ANNOUNCES NEW CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL AND UNVEILS DETAILS OF DESIGN AND EXPANDED BUILDING PROGRAM.

Museum Increases Scope of Expansion Project with Near ly 80 Percent of Capi tal Campaign Goal Raised Two Years Ahead of Groundbreaking.

Design Features Free Ground-Level Gal leries and Publ ic Spaces and Dedicated Educational Spaces throughout the Museum.

With 79 percent of the capital campaign goal raised two years ahead of the groundbreaking for the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the museum’s Board of Trustees has approved visitor- and city-friendly enhancements to the original design program and, in turn, has raised the capital campaign goal to $555 million from $480 million, an increase of 15 percent.

  • Architect: Snøhetta
  • Name of Project: SFMOMA’s expansion
  • Location: San Francisco, California

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Tiburon House in San Francisco, California by Andrea Ponsi Architetto (designed using Vectorworks and SketchUp)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Article source: Andrea Ponsi Architetto

The setting

On San Francisco Bay, on the eastern side of Tiburon peninsula, at the end of a short road running steeply downhill amidst the vegetation, a narrow triangular valley slopes gently down to a little beach.

The house is located in the center of this valley and opens directly onto the beach, which in the course of the day widens and contracts with the rising and falling of the tide.

Deck opening onto the beach (Images Courtesy Richard Barnes)

  • Architect: Andrea Ponsi Architetto
  • Project name: Tiburon House
  • Location of site: San Francisco, California
  • Architect of record: Jensen & Associates, San Francisco
  • Production team: Scott Davis, Dean Orr
  • Photographer: Richard Barnes
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp

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