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San Francisco 2016: Tenderloin System Update

07:01 - 8 February, 2016
San Francisco 2016: Tenderloin System Update

Following on from the success of ‘Cambodia 2015’ (awarded 3rd Top Competition of 2015 by Bustler), Eleven is excited to announce their latest architecture and idea challenge: ‘San Francisco 2016 - Tenderloin System Update’.

For this challenge, we move to California, in the beautiful city of San Francisco. The city is the USA’s most sought after real estate location and its Bay Area is today leading the way for innovative technologies and new urban models for the future. However, San Francisco is also home to the Tenderloin, one of the most distressed and dangerous neighborhoods of the USA. 

SF Tower / HNTB Architecture

15:00 - 7 January, 2016
SF Tower / HNTB Architecture, © Assassi Productions
© Assassi Productions

© Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions +15

DREAMshop / INTERSTICE Architects

13:00 - 26 December, 2015
DREAMshop / INTERSTICE Architects, © Cesar Rubio
© Cesar Rubio

© Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio +25

20th St. / Mork-Ulnes Architects

11:00 - 23 December, 2015
20th St. / Mork-Ulnes Architects , © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +14

This SOM Archive Video Offers a Look Back at the Early Days of 3D Visualization

09:30 - 10 December, 2015

Until recently, the only options for providing clients and the public with visualizations of what a prospective building would look like were almost exclusively hand drawn renderings, or scale models built by hand. Both of these practices are still in use today, but now there is a much wider range of options with 3D modeling software providing the bulk of renderings, the growing presence of 3D printing, and even video fly-throughs with special effects that rival the latest Hollywood action movie. This 16mm film created by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in 1984, and digitized by illustrator Peter Little, reminded us of what the early days of digital 3D modeling looked like.

Fitty Wun / Feldman Architecture

17:00 - 4 November, 2015
Fitty Wun / Feldman Architecture, © Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher +14

Telegraph Hill / Feldman Architecture

17:00 - 27 October, 2015
Telegraph Hill / Feldman Architecture, © Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher +11

Prototyping the Future

19:30 - 26 October, 2015
Prototyping the Future, Creative Architecture Machines Studio. Image © CCA
Creative Architecture Machines Studio. Image © CCA

Digital design and fabrication have combined with ubiquitous computing and globalization to change the field of architecture. At California College of the Arts in San Francisco, faculty and students in the Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Master of Advanced Architectural Design programs team up with companies, agencies, and community groups to make architecture that addresses the challenges and opportunities of economic growth, climate change, and technological disruption.

Snøhetta's SFMOMA Expansion Nears Completion

12:00 - 26 October, 2015
Snøhetta's SFMOMA Expansion Nears Completion , © Henrik Kam, courtesy of SFMOMA.
© Henrik Kam, courtesy of SFMOMA.

Snøhetta's 10-story expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is nearing completion. As announced by SFMOMA, the "transformed" museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Its new 235,000-square-foot addition (that nearly tripled SFMOMA's gallery space) was designed by Snøhetta to "weave" into the city and connect "seamlessly" to the museum's existing 225,000-square-foot building designed by Mario Botta

WIRED Looks at 8 Cities of the Future

08:00 - 13 October, 2015
WIRED Looks at 8 Cities of the Future, Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft. Image Courtesy of ipv Delft
Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft. Image Courtesy of ipv Delft

WIRED Magazine has created a list of Eight Cities That Will Show You What The Future Will Look Like in the latest edition of their design issue. In the relatively short span of time that humans have been planning cities, more and more decisions have been made that have shaped the path of new technologies and methods that will make cities better. Such projects—like new streetlights, bicycle infrastructure, and traffic-sensitive museums—highlight some of these advances in the urban lifestyle.

"The cities of tomorrow might still self-assemble haltingly, but done right, the process won’t be accidental. A city shouldn’t just happen anymore. Every block, every building, every brick represents innumerable decisions. Decide well, and cities are magic," writes Wired author Adam Rogers. Read on after the break to see how 8 different cities from around the world are implementing innovative projects. 

PH Midtown / Fémur Arquitectura

09:00 - 12 September, 2015
PH Midtown / Fémur Arquitectura, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, Panama
  • Architect in Charge

    Ramón Zafrani, Gilberto Guardia
  • Area

    39000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

PCH International Innovation Hub / ChrDAUER Architects

13:00 - 8 September, 2015
PCH International Innovation Hub / ChrDAUER Architects, © Mariko Reed
© Mariko Reed

© Mariko Reed © Mariko Reed © Mariko Reed © Mariko Reed +24

Video: How Stanley Saitowitz Maximizes Freedom of Space

16:00 - 29 August, 2015

“These are methods to actually create the optimum amount of freedom for the occupant themselves to figure out how they want to use the space and live with the least […] architectural impediments, and the least […] predetermined idea of where things should go and what should happen where.”

In this interview with DDG | DM Development, Stanley Saitowitz discusses the latest Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects project, a residential building called 8 Octavia in San Francisco. Find out more about Saitowitz’s design principles and methods by watching the video above.

ValueAct Capital / Gould Evans

09:00 - 24 August, 2015
ValueAct Capital / Gould Evans, Courtesy of Gould Evans
Courtesy of Gould Evans

Courtesy of Gould Evans Courtesy of Gould Evans Courtesy of Gould Evans Courtesy of Gould Evans +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Letterman Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129, United States
  • Architecture / Interior Design

  • Area

    37000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Gould Evans, Bruce Damonte

From Seville to San Francisco: 3 Pelli Clarke Pelli Projects in Progress

08:00 - 23 July, 2015
From Seville to San Francisco: 3 Pelli Clarke Pelli Projects in Progress , Hancher Under Construction. Image Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Hancher Under Construction. Image Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

US firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is renowned for their iconic and sustainable designs, having won numerous awards, including the AIA’s Firm Award. They currently have several projects under construction, ranging from a transit center in San Francisco to an office and retail tower in Seville, Spain. Read on after the break for an overview of three of their current projects, all in various states of completion.

Beacons of Pride: #LoveWins in These Illuminated Buildings

15:35 - 26 June, 2015
San Francisco City Hall illuminated in rainbow colors in honor of Pride Week Image © Nickolay Stanev via Shutterstock.com
San Francisco City Hall illuminated in rainbow colors in honor of Pride Week Image © Nickolay Stanev via Shutterstock.com

Earlier today, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states, effectively overruling 14 states that so far have continued to enforce a ban (if you've been on Facebook in the last few hours, you've probably already heard). The ruling comes just in time for Pride Parades which will take place this weekend in many cities, and to celebrate this historic decision, we've rounded up some iconic buildings lit up for past Pride Parades for everybody to enjoy - equally.

Goettsch Partners Design 605-Foot "Park Tower" for San Francisco

16:07 - 24 June, 2015
Goettsch Partners Design 605-Foot "Park Tower" for San Francisco , © GP
© GP

Goettsch Partners (GP) has been commissioned to design a 605-foot-tall "Park Tower" for San Francisco. Planned to rise in the SOMA district, on the corner of Howard and Beale streets, across from the new Transbay Transit Center, the new building will feature a variety of office space, flanked by a series of outdoor terraces - "mini-parks in the sky," hence the tower's name. 

Coffee Bar Kearny / jones | haydu

17:00 - 23 June, 2015
Coffee Bar Kearny / jones | haydu, © Art Gray
© Art Gray

© Art Gray © Art Gray © Art Gray © Art Gray +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs