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1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning

  • 17:00 - 2 March, 2016
1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning
1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

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  • Executive Architect

    Mithun-Solomon
  • Associate Design Architect

    Kennerly Architecture and Planning
  • Associate Architect

    Full Circle Architects
  • Retail Area

    10,000 sq ft
  • Community Space

    4,000 sq ft
  • Housing

    184,000 sq ft
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

1180 Fourth Street marks the corner of 4th  & Channel streets as a gateway to San Francisco’s Mission bay South, and the future Fourth Street Retail district. This setting carries civic obligations unusual for an affordable housing project: it demands a welcoming mixed-use street frontage with richly articulated architecture to define the character of this emerging neighborhood.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Breaking the Mold:

The design for 1180 Fourth breaks from the formulaic pattern of most Mission Bay development in two critical ways:

-The perimeter block is made permeable witha large entry courtyard set at grade,visible through a double-height portico and a glass community room.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Not only does this provide an articulated profile and civic face to Channel Park and the Fourth Street Bridge, it enables views and light to the interior of the block, and creates a secure, landscaped entry sequence for residents.

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© Bruce Damonte
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© Bruce Damonte

-Rather than subsume the mixed street level uses with in a homogenous architectural language, we use them to instigate diverse architectural responses above.  The resultant design amplifies the distinct character of the four surrounding streets that the ground floor uses help initiate.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Inside, gracious day-lit common spaces and hallways access a diverse mix of one, two, and three bedroom dwellings.  Common areas include a teen room, computer lab, fitness room, flex rooms, and the community room with kitchen.  The courtyards include a turf field for play and outdoor movies, BBQ, community garden plots, and secure play areas for family childcare units.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
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