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

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

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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
  • City : San Francisco
  • Country : United States
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1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning - Windows, Facade
© Bruce Damonte

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning - Windows, Facade
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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.

1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning - Windows, Facade
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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.

1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning - Facade, Windows
© Bruce Damonte
1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning - Facade, Windows
© 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.

1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning - Chair, Windows
© Bruce Damonte
1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning - Windows, Chair
© 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.

1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning - Windows, Facade, Cityscape
© Bruce Damonte

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Address:1180 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158, United States

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Cite: "1180 Fourth Street / Mithun-Solomon + Kennerly Architecture and Planning" 02 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782946/180-fourth-street-mithun-solomon-plus-kennerly-architecture-and-planning> ISSN 0719-8884

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