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Architect Visit: AIA 2010 San Francisco Living Home Tour

September 04, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Janet Hall

Attention Bay Area architecture enthusiasts: Next weekend is the AIA 2010 San Francisco Living Home Tour, with tours and events on both Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12. Headquartered at the Stable Cafe, the Home Tour features five to six residential architecture projects each day, with self-guided tours from 10 am to 4 pm (each day features a different lineup of projects). For more information, go to AIA SF's Architecture and the City Festival. Tickets can be ordered in advance on the AIA SF Home Tour website.

Here's a preview of projects on the tour on Saturday, September 11 (we will preview Sunday's projects later in the week).

Above: The Mission House by Interstice Architects is "both the home and living laboratory for a couple who have made it their personal trial grounds for materials, light, and unorthodox construction techniques."

Above L: Solution's mid-century Mosaic House sits atop Golden Gate Heights. Above R: Nick Noyes Architecture's 20th Street Residence (see our post Architect Visit: Nick Noyes in Sonoma for more of his work).

Above: The Caselli residence by Schwartz and Architecture was inspired by the client's collection of curiosities (he's a curator at the California Academy of Sciences).

Above L: The exterior of David Baker and Partners' Armstrong Place, an affordable housing community (for a look at David Baker's loft, see our post Storage: Indoor Bicycle Storage). Above R: The Screen House by A+D: Architecture + Design is a "frugal yet highly inventive multi-generational space, introducing the latest green technology into a working-class neighborhood context."