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San Francisco architecture news – the city’s tallest building, Salesforce Tower designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, officially opens. The 1.42 million-sqft tower at First and Mission streets is 1,070 feet high, overtaking the 853 feet highTransamerica Pyramid which has held the record since way back in 1972.
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Designed by Montalba Architects Studio Dental is located within a historic building in San Francisco’s rapidly developing Tenderloin neighborhood, the dental studio is defined by a modern aesthetic that honors the historic elements of the building it calls home
A great little project by Berkeley-based Noll & Tam Architects, the El Cerrito Recycling Center in El Cerrito, California. The LEED Platinum project incorporated extensive community input.
Zack de Vito Architecture’s RidgeView House sits atop the western edge of the Vaca Range overlooking St. Helena and the Napa Valley. The house is perched on a ridge with valley views to the west and forest views to the east.
Zack de Vito Architecture’s goals for the HillSide House project were multi-faceted and ambitious- Design a new, modern, sustainable and energy efficient home that had the highest level of craft and attention to detail.
1450 Page Mill Road Palo Alto – design for Stanford Real Estate to develop this office and research building at the heart of the Stanford Research Park.
Cole House in Napa – reimagined site design honors several historic components of this California property through the preservation of significant trees, orchard trees, repurposing of a vernacular agricultural building, repurposing old tufa stone from the site.
Scenic Advisement Offices San Francisco, new Battery Street workspace in California, USA – design by Feldman Architecture – the spare, open layout contrasts with semi-transparent conference rooms that recall the horse stalls of the past.
Waverley Palo Alto home design by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects for a young couple, this 5,000 sf home & 1,700 sf back house in a 1920’s neighborhood: strong simple composition and highly refined materiality.
Multimodal transit station opens in downtown San Francisco designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The complex links 11 transit systems connecting the city to the region, state, and nation. The innovative sustainable design in South of Market sits next to a 1,070-ft high office skyscraper.
Lichen House Glen Ellen, Sonoma Valley residence, California, USA – by Schwartz and Architecture – the relationship between lichen and its host provides inspiration for an architecture specifically tailored to its site.
Hanover Page Mill, Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto building design by Form4 Architecture – a LEED Platinum and net-zero electric building is a powerful statement of synthesis between architectural form and energy performance.