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.
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.
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University design by Noll & Tam Architects: the design weaves together the stunning visual impact of the maps into the experience of the built environment. Visitors ascend three flights of stairs from the library rotunda, wrapped floor-to-ceiling in maps.
The Italian Swiss Colony Building Lobby, designed by jones | haydu architects and located in Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco, has won a 2018 Citation Award for Interior Architecture from the American Institute of Architects’ San Francisco Chapter.
San Francisco architecture walking tours – see classic buildings by architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Herzog & de Meuron, Snøhetta, Mario Botta, Foster + Partners and Daniel Libeskind – source Bay Area architecture guides by e-architect for Californian building walks – SF walking tour by architects
Studio VARA wanted to bring a warm, modern and spacious character to this loft apartment that celebrates the view while offering two-bedroom suites for overnight guests.
The release of the designs by international architecture practice Woods Bagot, in joint venture with HKS Architects, comes as construction starts on the 4750m project, which is expected to complete in 4 phases between 2019 and 2022.
Michael Hennessey Architecture’s program for this ground-up, single-family residence is organized in a rational manner in an attempt to create visually simple spaces serving as the backdrop to a family’s daily activities.
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