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Arch at Zero 2017 Competition
Location: Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC), Tiburon, California
Architecture at Zero 2017 Competition
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Architecture at Zero Competition
Architecture at Zero is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.

A-to-Z House
Architects: SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop
A-to-Z House
photography: Bruce Damonte

A-to-Z House in San Francisco Building – Jun 21, 2017
A modest home expands through aggregation, multiplying scaled versions of the original A-type pulled along a twisted Z axis. The result is a double offset – a 2nd story structure to capture sweeping views and a voided landscape carved into the hillside. New forms combine with the old, erasing boundaries.

Bambu Shoppe Desserts and Drinks, Millbrae, California
Design: Diebel and Company, Architects
Bambu Shoppe
photo © Kevin Ng Photography, San Francisco

Bambu Shoppe along El Camino Real – Jun 20, 2017
Bambu Shoppe is and dessert and drink restaurant located along historic El Camino Real, which dates to California’s Spanish colonial past. It is a counter-service cafe for Chè, a Vietnamese word for home-made beverages, dessert drinks and puddings.

Apple Campus 2, Cupertino, San Jose
Design: Foster + Partners with Arup
Apple Campus 2
image from Apple

Apple Campus 2 Building – Jun 17, 2017

Alamo Square House
Design: Jensen Architects
Alamo Square Residence San Francisco
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Alamo Square House – Jun 17, 2017
Upon entering, the house is punctured with light from above and is organized around a sculptural staircase. The form of the stair, a twisted volume, alternates wood-clad solids with light-filled voids. The stair culminates at the roof with sweeping views that connect back to the historic city and the Bay beyond.

Oasis: Silicon Valley Technology Center, Santa Clara

Choy Residence in San Francisco

Google Bay View Complex

Oceanwide Center
Design: Foster + Partners, architects
Oceanwide Center in San Francisco
image : dbox/Foster + Partners/Heller Manus Architects

Oceanwide Center in San Francisco – Dec 13 + 9, 2016

Hupomone Ranch, Chileno Valley, near Petaluma, Sonoma County, California
Design: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop, Architects
Hupomone Ranch in Chileno Valley
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Hupomone Ranch in Chileno Valley – Nov 10, 2016

New Open Office Space in Mill Valley
Design: Studio VARA, architects
New Open Office Space in Mill Valley
photograph : Bruce Damonte

New Open Office Space in Mill Valley – Nov 10, 2016

Kentfield Residence, Sonoma
Architecture: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Kentfield House
photograph : David Wakely

Kentfield Residence, San Francisco – 8 Nov 2016

Glass Wall House, San Mateo, California
Design: Klopf Architecture
Glass Wall House
photograph © 2016 Mariko Reed

Glass Wall House in San Mateo – 8 Nov 2016
Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects and Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Designed and built a new warm, modern, Eichler-inspired, open, indoor-outdoor home on a deeper-than-usual San Mateo Highlands property where an original Eichler house had burned to the ground.

Sonoma Residence
Architecture: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Sonoma Residence
image : Matthew Millman

Sonoma Residence, San Francisco – 8 Nov 2016
The site, a meadow dotted with magnificent oaks, gently slopes down to a spring fed pond creating an unusually lush landscape.

Portola Valley Ranch
Design: Feldman Architecture
Portola Valley Ranch
photograph : Joe Fletcher

Portola Valley Ranch in San Francisco – Nov 7, 2016
When the clients, a young family with two children, approached Feldman Architecture, they had already cultivated a deep familiarity with this Portola Valley site, aware of how the wind moves across the flat lot, where the light strikes in the afternoon, and the best vantage points to capture views of Windy Hill and the skyline beyond.

Overlook Guest House, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Design: Schwartz and Architecture
Overlook Guest House
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House in Los Gatos – 23 Feb 2016

Golden State Warriors Arena – 13 Nov 2013
Design: Snøhetta + AECOM
Golden State Warriors Arena San Francisco
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“Right now, Piers 30-32 are a $50 million liability to the city – it’s literally crumbling into the Bay. Every other previous developer has walked away because of the huge cost of fixing the pier. Well, we’ve got a vision for what this incredible location could be, and we’re stepping up,” said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors.

Grand Hyatt San Francisco – nominated for Best Restaurant Award
Design: CCS Architecture
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
photo : Paul Dyer, San Francisco

CCS recently completed a total renovation to the restaurant, bar and lobby at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square in San Francisco. The restaurant, OneUP, has been nominated for the Hotel & Property Category in the International Design & Architecture Awards.

One Kearny Club – 12 Aug 2013
Design: Page & Turnbull
One Kearny Club San Francisco
photo © Matthew Millman

Page & Turnbull, California’s leading architecture and historic preservation firm with offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, is pleased to unveil its newest project, the One Kearny Club. Located on the eleventh floor of San Francisco’s historic and newly renovated One Kearny building, the 6,400-sqft One Kearny Club houses an executive business center, conference facility, and commercial kitchen. Originally part of the 1902 Mutual Savings Bank, the One Kearny was one of the few buildings in downtown San Francisco that remained intact during the earthquake and fire of 1906.

The Windhover Contemplative Center, Stanford University – 5 Aug 2013
Design: Aidlin Darling Design, Architects
Windhover Contemplative Center Building
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This building on the campus of Stanford University recently broke ground. The architects, recipients of the Smithsonian’s 2013 National Design Award, used Nathan Oliveira’s meditative Windhover paintings as inspiration to design the one-story, 4,000 sqft spiritual retreat to promote personal renewal. The space is intended for quiet reflection throughout the day and will provide a place of refuge from the intensity of daily life for Stanford students, faculty, and staff members. The project is slated for completion by Spring 2014.

SFMOMA Expansion
Design: Snøhetta
SFMOMA Building Expansion
image © Snøhetta

SFMOMA Expansion – 29 May 2013
The controversial proposals include a plan to demolish the Mario Botta staircase. The consensus appears to be that this new San Francisco building is too large and that the celebrated Norwegian architects have yet to find a design that meets widespread public approval.

Stanford University Medical Center Project Renewal
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
The New Stanford Hospital California
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The New Stanford Hospital – 14 May 2013
Rafael Viñoly Architects announces the official “Groundbreaking” of The New Stanford Hospital, as part of the Stanford University Medical Center: Project Renewal. Wednesday May 1, University and medical center leadership gathered at an in an exclusive event to mark this milestone in the project’s construction and design, scheduled for completion in 2017. The new hospital will be open for patient care in early 2018.

Golden State Warriors Sports and Entertainment Arena
Design: Snøhetta + AECOM
Golden State Warriors Arena San Francisco
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Golden State Warriors Arena – 8 May 2013
updated design of their new sports and entertainment arena on the waterfront at Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. “This new design by Snøhetta and AECOM builds on the first draft we released to create an arena experience on the waterfront that is unique, community-focused and unlike any other venue in existence around the world.” said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors. “The new design creates more open space and accessibility to the waterfront, new berths for fireboats and cruise ships and public views into the arena that will be one-of-a-kind for an NBA venue.”

Facebook Campus Expansion, Menlo Park, San Mateo County, San Francisco Bay Area
Design: Frank Gehry architect of Gehry Partners, LLP
Facebook Campus San Francisco Bay Area
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Facebook Campus Menlo Park – 22 Mar + 5 Mar 2013
The Facebook Campus Project includes two sites and is being developed in phases. The 56.9 acre East Campus at 1 Hacker Way was previously occupied by Sun Microsystems (better known as Oracle). The site has been developed with 9 buildings, containing around 1,036,000 square feet.

Google Bay View Complex, Mountain View, Clara County, CA
Design: NBBJ
Google Bay View Complex San Francisco
image from NBBJ

Google Complex Mountain View – 4 Mar 2013
Google occupies some of the most famous offices in the world – think cafés everywhere you look, treadmills with laptops attached to them, pool tables and bowling alleys, green buildings, and vegetable gardens – but not one of the places in which the company’s 35,000+ employees work has been built by the company.

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, south of San Francisco
Design: Ennead Architects with Fisher Dachs Associates and Nagata Acoustics
Bing Concert Hall Building
photograph © Jeff Goldberg

Bing Concert Hall – 28 Nov 2012
this new building was created with the total audience experience very much at the forefront. Its seats are arranged in a “vineyard” format, with seating sections ringing the stage and beginning on the same level as the performance platform. The result will be a concert experience of unparalleled intimacy. Complementing the artistic presentations will be amenities such as customer-service areas to spacious restroom facilities, a café and a picturesque foyer that opens onto a graceful veranda.

434 House, Palo Alto
Design: Diebel and Company
Palo Alto House
photos : Kevin Ng Photography

Palo Alto House – 19 Mar 2012
The home flows among three domains for public and private uses and is planned to take advantage of daylighting and the surrounding landscape. The living and dining room space maximizes the interaction between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Stanford University Law School Building, Palo Alto
Design: Ennead Architects
Stanford University Building
photograph © Aislinn Weidele

Stanford University Building

Architecture and the City Festival San Francisco 2011

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2 Renovation
Design: Gensler, Architects
San Francisco International Airport
photograph © Bruce Damonte

San Francisco International Airport

25 Lusk
Design: CCS Architecture
25 Lusk Restaurant
photo from CCS Architecture

25 Lusk San Francisco

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Featured San Francisco Buildings, alphabetical:

Congregation Beth Sholom Synagogue
Design: Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects
San Francisco Synagogue
photograph : Bruce Damonte

San Francisco Synagogue

Contemporary Jewish Museum, Mission St
Architects: Studio Libeskind
Contemporary Jewish Museum
photo © Andrew McRae

Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

de Young Museum
Design: Herzog & de Meuron Architects
San Francisco museum building

Federal building
Design: Morphosis Architecture
San Francisco Federal building

The Plant Café, Pier 3, The Embarcadero
Design: CCS Architecture
San Francisco cafe
photo : Kris Tamburello

San Francisco Cafe Design
The Plant: Cafe Organic occupies two historic, waterfront buildings at Pier 3, straddling what was once a railroad passage, which CCS Architecture has modified to create a full-service, 112-seat restaurant and a separate, counter-service cafe. The Plant is one of the “greenest” restaurants in San Francisco–and one of the few in the country with a rooftop solar PV system for on-site, electrical energy production.

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, University of California
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building San Francisco
photograph Courtesy Bruce Damonte

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mario Botta / HOK
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
picture © Andrew McRae

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Trinity Place
Arquitectonica
Trinity Place San Francisco
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Trinity Place buildings

University of California
Rafael Vinoly Architects
San Francisco building
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects

Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building

V. C. Morris Gift Shop, 140 Maiden Lane – off Union Square
1948
Frank Lloyd Wright
V. C. Morris Gift Shop Xanadu Gallery Xanadu Gallery San Francisco
photos from Xanadu Gallery

Xanadu Gallery located in the historic Frank Lloyd Wright building

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San Francisco Architect

de Young Museum San Francisco architects : Herzog & de Meuron

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition : Patterns of Speculation

Golden Gate Bridge
Irving F. Morrow / Gertrude C. Morrow
Golden Gate Bridge
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Golden Gate Bridge

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Elk Grove Civic Centre, Sacramento, CA, USA
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Elk Grove Civic Centre
render : Zaha Hadid Architects

Californian Architects : Frank Gehry

Morphosis

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