SF Architecture Pt. 1: New and Old

I’ve been working in SF recently and had the chance to view some really interesting architecture in different parts of the city. This will be split into two posts, since I have so many pictures.

This is a very modern, very new SF public utilities commission building, likely LEED Platinum. That metal aperture had small panels that pulsated in the wind and wind turbines behind it

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It was mesmerizing

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The building itself was sleek, glassy and light

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The atrium of a nearby state building

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A residence with 60’s modernist touches

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Whoah!

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The facades on old buildings are so intricate

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But why not do it all around the whole structure? You could never get away with that in today’s design standards, which mandate features span the structure, visible or not

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Synagogue or Mosque?

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Mosque

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So intricate as well

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Nothing odd about the random businesses and residences packed into this old one

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But still retains a touch of the old flair

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Out on the coast, the old is on display

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But people have adapted the old to current uses, like this boating club, which had been moved around the city several times

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More info below

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It was near a famous square

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And wharf, but they turned a cannery into restaurants to cater to tourists

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Over on market, no time for the old, gotta knock down some buildings

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But they’ll save these ones, gem’s in the rough of the tenderloin

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The sunset on UN plaza was nice, the organization was founded in the area

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Sunset by the water

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Yum

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