New community housing at 833 Bryant Street San Francisco, uses striking three-dimensional facade screens from BŌK Modern. The screens, cut from Cor-Ten steel or aluminum, cover every elevation on the building. The deep rust color of Cor-Ten steel presents an eye-catching contrast to the bright aluminum panels.
The concept behind the building, designed by David Baker Architects, was to ensure the cultural influence of the SOMA Cultural District, which is where the building is located, was visualised on the building. The building is called Tahanan, which roughly translates to 'home,' coming home,' and 'returning home' in Tagalog, with the facades creating a pattern with the modular silver and rust - colored panels which represent the terraced rice fields.
The project features 145 new units, accompanied by amenities, a ground-floor flex space, and support offices. The 68-foot-tall structure is built upon a 0.35-acre site with 63,280 total square feet; 43,480 square feet is dedicated to residential use, 6,280 square feet is for common and support rooms, and 430 square feet is flex space.
Cahill Contractors used prefabricated modular units during construction while each housing unit in the building was constructed off-site by modular home company FactoryOS, which significantly reduced construction time and cost, a primary aim of the project. It is also intended to serve as a prototype for a new financing structure for permanent supportive housing.
Philanthropic funding was employed to help jump-start construction. It is the result of a partnership between Mercy Housing, Tipping Point Community, and the San Francisco Accelerator Fund.
833 Bryant is the prototype of what is hoped to model a new financing structure for permanent supportive housing. The goals of the project are to expedite the development process and make it more efficient, reducing cost by jump-starting construction using philanthropic funding.
|Project ||833 Bryant, 2021 |
|Designer ||David Baker Architects |
|Developer ||Mercy Housing |
|Installation ||Ahlborn Steel |
|Location ||San Francisco, CA |
|Photography ||BŌK Modern |
|Color ||Unfinished rusting steel and aluminum |
|Application and use in Constructio ||Rainscreens, sunshades, Bike room enclosureApplication and use in Constructio |
|Type of Metal ||Natural Aluminum and Rusting Metal (Cor-Ten) |