SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The architecture of Eco-Urbanism

"Unparalleled in its commitment to sustainability, the Treasure Island redevelopment project establishes relationships between buildings, open space, transportation, views and natural forces. Craig Hartman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Kevin Conger of CMG Landscape Architecture discuss the creation of this compact, transit-oriented community."

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Photos: Matthew Roth With the official unveiling of the new Mojo Cafe "parklet" coming early next week, RG Architecture’s crew (with volunteers from the SF Great Streets Project) scrambled to complete the wooden sidewalk extension with enough time to work out any kinks before Mayor Gavin Newsom heralds the innovation with a crowd of media […]

Planning Commission Approves Parking-Free 1050 Valencia Project

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A car-free, 12-unit condo and retail development was approved unanimously yesterday by the SF Planning Commission, despite opposition from some residents. The project will include no car parking and 28 bike parking spaces. The building at 1050 Valencia Street will be targeted toward residents seeking the kind of car-free lifestyle that’s increasingly popular in neighborhoods like the […]

San Francisco Designing Public Amenities in Empty Lots

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Architectural rendering of two parcels adjacent to Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley, one of which is currently vacant and the other a parking lot. The project, called "proxy," would be developed for two to three years in space that will eventually be housing. Images: Envelope Architecture and Design. At a forum hosted by the San […]

Streetfilm: Making a Better Market Street

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Just about everyone who visits San Francisco’s grand Market Street is awed by its hustle and bustle, the myriad modes of transportation, and some of the beautiful architecture the city hosts. But just about everyone also agrees that Market Street has a much bigger potential as a people space that accommodates its users in more […]