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Larkin Street Substation Expansion / TEF Design

© Mikiko Kikuyama© Mikiko Kikuyama© Mikiko Kikuyama© Mikiko Kikuyama+ 17

Moscone Center Expansion / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill + Mark Cavagnero Associates

© Tim Griffith© Tim Griffith© Cesar Rubio© Matthew Millman+ 16

Translucence House / Fougeron Architecture

© Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

© Joe Fletcher© Joe Fletcher© Joe Fletcher© Joe Fletcher+ 29

Residence 363 / Carbonell Architecture + MKD design

© Blake Marvin© Blake Marvin© Blake Marvin© Blake Marvin+ 37

San Francisco, United States

Heatherwick Proposes New and Improved Waterfront Experience for San Francisco

Heatherwick Studio has designed the Cove, a new waterfront experience for San Francisco. Seeking to activate and improve the beachfront, “while future-proofing the historic district and the City against the risks of earthquakes and climate change”, the Cove will put in place a next-generation, high-performance waterfront community that uniquely identifies with San Francisco.

Courtesy of Heatherwick StudioCourtesy of Wire CollectiveCourtesy of Heatherwick StudioCourtesy of Heatherwick Studio+ 6

A House for a Young Man / 226arquitectos

© Constanza Otero© Constanza Otero© Constanza Otero© Constanza Otero+ 29

San Francisco, Argentina
  • Architects: 226arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  165
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Aberturas San Francisco, Ilva, Jhonson, Karical, +2

Sundaram House / RVO Studio

© Marcos García© Marcos García© Marcos García© Marcos García+ 31

San Francisco, Mexico
  • Architects: RVO Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  820
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: BOSE, Caesarstone, KitchenAid, Toto, Acor, +3

How to Future-Proof Our Cities? 4 Key Initiatives to Increase Resilience

Our cities, vulnerable by nature and design, have generated the biggest challenge that humankind has to face. With the vast majority of the population expected to settle in urban agglomerations, rapid urbanization is going to raise the issue of adaptability with future social, environmental, technological and economic transformations.

In fact, the main problematic of the decade questions how our cities will cope with fast-changing factors. It also looks into the main aspects to consider in order to ensure long-term growth. In this article, we highlight major points that help future-proof our cities and create a livable, inclusive and competitive fabric that adapts to any unexpected future transformation.

MIRA Tower / Studio Gang

© Scott Hargis© Scott Hargis© Scott Hargis© Scott Hargis+ 8

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Herzog & De Meuron and HDR to Design New Hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center in San Francisco

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has selected Herzog & de Meuron and HDR to design the new hospital of UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. Part of the university’s academic medical center, the hospital providing a home to both inpatient and outpatient services will include a research enterprise and graduate schools in the health sciences.

Peninsula Residence / Richard Beard Architects

© Paul Dyer© Paul Dyer© Paul Dyer© Paul Dyer+ 46

San Francisco, United States
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  12000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Maiden Stone, Waterworks, CoorItalia, First, Last and Aways, Handcrafted Metals, +2

SOMA Residence, Artist Gallery & Studio / Dumican Mosey Architects

© Cesar Rubio Photography© Cesar Rubio Photography© Cesar Rubio Photography© Cesar Rubio Photography+ 17

San Francisco, United States

Natoma Street House / MAK Studio

© Brad Knipstein
© Brad Knipstein

© Brad Knipstein© Brad Knipstein© Brad Knipstein© Brad Knipstein+ 30

San Francisco, United States
  • Architects: MAK Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4509
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Alvarado Tile and Stone, COLLIER WAREHOUSE, California Shower Door, Luminalt, Melissa Mac Donald Metalworks, +3

San Francisco Design Week Launches as Virtual Festival

The 14th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) is returning this year as a virtual design festival. The all-online program kicks off June 15-25 with the theme “Intentional Distortions." Over 150 participating Bay Area and West Coast design firms are joining the event with original ideas and creative solutions to help businesses survive in a post-pandemic world.

OMA / Jason Long and YA Studio To Design 100% Affordable Housing Project in San Francisco

OMA / Jason Long and Y.A. Studio have been selected to design an 150 unit affordable housing project in San Francisco's historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood. Dubbed 730 Stanyan, the project aims to provide a high-quality living environment for families and seniors. The housing will be situated at the entry to Golden Gate Park and aspires to address the city’s desperate need for permanent housing options.