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Potrero House in San Francisco, California by Cary Bernstein Architect (designed using AutoCAD)

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Article source: Cary Bernstein Architect

This project involved the renovation and expansion of an old cottage on a triple-wide lot in San Francisco. The project was completed in two phases marking the personal trajectory of the client’s life from bachelor to father of three. Early strategic and functional interior renovations were followed by a third-floor addition with comprehensive interior, exterior and landscape improvements.

 

FACADE (Images Courtesy Cesar Rubio Photography)

  • Architect: Cary Bernstein Architect
  • Name of Project: Potrero House
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Photos credit: Cesar Rubio Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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TRILUX Pavilion in San Francisco, California by Future Cities Lab (designed using Rhino, Grasshopper, and Kangaroo)

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Article source: Future Cities Lab

TRILUX is an experimental pavilion constructed out of three vertical wooden lattice structures. It creates an illuminated beacon anchoring the corner of the site and inviting the neighborhood to participate in the museum activities that take place inside it. TRILUX is fabricated by combining traditional steam-bending techniques with CNC milled and laser cut components. The south faces of TRILUX host hundreds of curved spiked shade quills. Visitors view the sky through three unique woven oculi and in the evening lights illuminate the interior lattices.

Images Courtesy Peter Prato

  • Architect: Future Cities Lab
  • Name of Project: TRILUX Pavilion
  • Location: Museum of Craft and Design Pop-Up Exhibition at Proxy, Hayes Valley [Octavia St + Hayes St], San Francisco, California
  • Design + Fabrication: Future Cities Lab – Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, with Ripon DeLeon
  • Photography: Peter Prato
  • Software used: Rhino with these plugins – Grasshopper, a parametric modeler and Kangaroo a Live Physics engine

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Hayes Valley Playground and Clubhouse in San Francisco, California by WRNS Studio

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Article source: WRNS Studio

The nonprofit Trust for Public Land (TPL) partnered with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to update this 1958 park located between San Francisco’s Hayes Valley and Western Addition neighborhoods. Reflecting TPL’s mission to create livable communities through land conservation, the new playground and clubhouse provide this dense area with a safe, welcoming facility that fosters an appreciation for nature, outdoor activity, and social gathering.

Exterior View

  • Architects: WRNS Studio
  • Project: Hayes Valley Playground and Clubhouse
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: Trust for Public Land
  • Project Team: Bryan Shiles, Brian Milman, Kyle Elliott, Rus Sherman, Li Kuo, Geoff Brown, Jenny Huang, and Melinda Turner
  • Software used: Sketchup, AutoCAD, Revit, Ecotect, and the Adobe Creative Suite

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Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California by Daniel Libeskind

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Article source: Daniel Libeskind

With the opening of its new building in June 2008, the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) ushered in a new chapter in its 20-plus year history of engaging audiences and artists in exploring contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art and ideas. The new facility is a lively center where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to appreciate art, share diverse perspectives, and engage in hands-on activities. Inspired by the Hebrew phrase “l’chaim” (to life), the building is a physical embodiment of the CJM’s mission to bring together tradition and innovation in an exploration of the relevance of Jewish values and traditions in the 21st century.  The new 63,000-square-foot facility, located on Mission Street between 3rd & 4th Streets in downtown San Francisco, enables the Museum to present an expanded array of engaging programming including art exhibitions, live music, film screenings, lectures and discussions, and educational activities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Image Courtesy SDL

  • Architects: Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Competition: 1998
  • Completion: 2008
  • Client: Contemporary Jewish Museum

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House of Air in San Francisco, CA by Mark Horton / Architecture

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Mark Horton / Architecture

“National Park”, “Historic Building”, “LEED Certified”, “Architecture”, “Amusement Park” — five terms which are typically not used in the same sentence to describe a single building.

House of Air, started in 2010 by two young entrepreneurs interested in the action sports world, is a trampoline facility that caters to the discriminating taste of the young, energetic and affluent population of active San Francisco.  The breathtaking site is at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and in the Golden Gate National Park, with expansive views out to the San Francisco Bay that become even more apparent when the 45′ wide glazed hanger door is opened.  Inside the historic biplane hanger, a large field trampoline for bouncing sits along side a trampoline dodge ball court and three performance trampolines used for both competitive jumping as well as ski / snowboard / wakeboard training.   Flanking the trampoline area are two pavilions housing a café, meeting facilities, lockers, and a lounge. Translucent blue walls lit from within are graphic interpretations of the vertical motion which takes place throughout the facility.

Exterior View(Images Courtesy Ethan Kaplan Photography and Mark Horton / Architecture)

  • Architect: Mark Horton / Architecture
  • Project name: House of Air
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Owner: Dave Schaeffer and Paul McGeehan
  • Date project completed: September 2010
  • Total square footage: 21,440 sf
  • Photographer: Ethan Kaplan Photography, Jeremy Wong, Mark Horton / Architecture

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Rapid Type Coffee Pod in San Francisco, California by Otaplus

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: Otaplus

After months of research into why prefabrication has not been the glowing success people had hoped it would be, a design team at the California College of the Arts (CCA) has developed an answer: mix prefabrication and CNC technology with the current trend of mobile food trucks. Rapid Type: A Mobile Coffee platform is their first prototype for a mobile, pre-fabricated food service pod.  Construction was completed in the Fall of 2010 as part of a studio co-taught by Kory Bieg and Andre Caradec.

Images Courtesy KoryBieg

  • Architect: Otaplus
  • Name of Project: Rapid Type Coffee Pod
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Project Design and Fabrication Lead: Kory Bieg and Andre Caradec
  • CCA Design/Build Team: Amir Afifi, Jon Butler, Mark Campos, Michael Chang, Kate Ganim, Gabe Guerriero, Kelly Lawley, Liz Lessig, Richard Lovato, Erin McDonough, Matt Mochizuki, Jamie Pratt, Tyler Pew, Sergio Sandoval, Michael Wu

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Alvarado House in San Francisco, California by Terry & Terry Architecture designed using ArchiCAD

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The original Alvarado home was a small Victorian, built in the late 19th century.  It presented limitations typical of the homes of the era:  a very compartmentalized floor plan; dark internal rooms; a small, utilitarian kitchen; and little connection to the outdoors.  Our concept was to transform the existing Victorian house to better suit the needs of a modern family, with particular emphasis on changing the rear of the house.  One of the challenges was to optimize light, while preserving privacy in a dense urban setting.

Front View

  • Architect: Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Name of Project: Alvarado House
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Project Team: Alex Terry AIA, Ivan Terry
  • Engineer: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Outer Space Landscape Architecture
  • General Contractor: Timberline Construction
  • Project Area: 2,600 sqf
  • Photographs: Ethan Kaplan
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Eureka Valley Residence in San Francisco, California by Cary Bernstein Architect

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

The renovation of this 1908 craftsman’s house and garage was completed in three phases over the course of 7-years.   Interiors were opened up, basements were excavated to create additional living stories and modern details were introduced throughout the property, resulting in a final design that reveals multiple layers of time and occupancy.  The small building footprints (600sf house / 500sf garage) are optimized for function and light while their new spatial connection across the courtyard makes the full site available for the daily use of the family.

Eureka Valley Residence

  • Architects: Cary Bernstein Architect
  • Project: Eureka Valley Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Completion: 1999 & 2003 (House), 2006 (Garage)
  • Project Team: Rita Chang, Jessica Goldbach, Sia Her, Brieanne Marshall, William Winters
  • Photography: Sharon Risedorph (SR), David Duncan Livingston (DDL), Roger Casas (RC)
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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