San Francisco: 450 Warriors Way (Garage)

A find like 633 Folsom, where I was on the way somewhere else, is a delightful surprise! BAM! There’s a parking lot theme for sure considering my real purpose for being in the Mission Bay area was another parking lot that had caught my eye since it was constructed (UCSF Mission Bay Parking Lot). I … Continue reading

San Francisco: 633 Folsom

Well under construction, but not yet finished, was the compelling facades at 633 Folsom. I was on my way to Mission Bay and full stopped to take a look at this building. I even bothered to find parking, which I also did luck out on. The reflections on the scales themselves looks like ripples on … Continue reading

San Francisco: Airbnb HQ

Despite having lived in the SF Bay Area for many years, there hasn’t been much effort or time available to visit the built city. I have a few on my short list: the Cathedral of Christ the Light and Frank Lloyd Wright Spiral Interior and just the general Mission Bay neighborhood. But these have been … Continue reading

San Francisco: de Young Museum

Another Herzog and de Meuron creation, the de Young Museum sits across the plaza from the California Academy of Sciences. On the plus side, the material used for the exterior creates a great texture, not to mention how it will weather over time and the tower provides an excellent 360 degree view of the city. … Continue reading

San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences

Renzo Piano is one of my favorite architects. Never anything too flashy, but very classic and technical. The Academy of Sciences is not my favorite by him, but it makes companion to the De Young Museum across the plaza. The Academy offers a program called “Nightlife” in which the museum stays open in the evening. … Continue reading