ISSUE 36  |  Brewpub Style

Architect Visit: AIA SF Architecture and the City Festival Preview

September 09, 2010 8:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

For those Bay Area architecture enthusiasts who didn't catch our first post, here's a reminder that this 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 (there is a different lineup of projects on each day). For more information, go to AIA SF 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 Sunday, September 12. (For information on Saturday's tour, Architect Visit: AIA 2010 San Francisco Living Home Tour).

Above: A Nob Hill residence with guesthouse clad in clear-sealed mahogany panels and ledges. Designed by RISD grads and partners Byron Kuth and Elizabeth Ranieri of Kuth Ranieri.

Above: A loft renovation by Edmonds & Lee Architects in the Oriental Warehouse Loft building in South Beach, which juxtaposes original exposed timber frames and brick with the openness and transparency of the modern interior.

Above: Built on a steep lot in Ashbury Heights, this renovation by Nilus Designs: Architecture opened up the house to take advantage of the city views. Above, a cold-rolled steel fireplace anchors the living room.

Above: States Street Tandem by Zack de Vito Architecture. "The States Street Tandem is perched on a hillside site overlooking the city. Two metal roofs with exposed steel trusses span over three levels of open living and circulation spaces that extend out toward long, south facing terraces."

Above: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects created "green, affordable workforce housing" with their Mission Walk development. Comprised of two buildings, the design mixes flats and townhouses with communal courtyards and an internal promenade to form a community adjacent to the Channel Creek waterway.