Architecture

30 Nov 2017

SFCentric History: The Oldest Surviving Buildings in 7 San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. One of the indicators that

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24 Oct 2017

SFCentric History: THE 1850S TANFORAN COTTAGES IN THE MISSION

Photo: David Sawyer/Flickr The Mission is the oldest neighborhood in San Francisco. With that distinction, comes antique architecture and notable addresses. Such is the case of the Tanforan cottages at 214 and 220 Dolores St. These homes belonged to Toribio Tanforan and his family and are two of only about

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18 Oct 2017

The Salesforce Tower Looks Like a Giant Butt Plug

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. As I look out my window, I see it stretching toward the heavens. The large glass windows are filling in, reflecting the fog and the Bay. At night, it’s illuminated like a beacon, screaming, “I am the symbol

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23 Feb 2015

Win Tickets to REAL 2015: ART+SCIENCE+TECH @ Fort Mason!

    The site describes this event as a place “Where The Sensor Meets The Creator. A groundbreaking convergence of art, architecture, entertainment, engineering, health, heritage, media and manufacturing exploring the future of 3D, from reality capture to augmented reality, 3D digitization to 3D printing.” But, I honestly got distracted

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20 Nov 2010

Walking is Free: “The Block Beautiful” on E. 19th

Spent all your money on Maker’s Friday night and now you ain’t got cash for the weekend?  Guess what, po’boys… walking won’t cost you a thing and is one of the best forms of entertainment in our fine city. I’ve found it hard to actually take in the architecture, read

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08 Sep 2010

Learning Opportunity: FREE Films on Architecture for Arch and the City

If none of the no-cover-charge music events in the city this week tickle your fancy, maybe you ought to take a moment to appreciate the city itself with one of the Architecture & the City events put on by the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architecture. Tonight’s

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11 Jun 2010

Art to Check Out – Bas Princen’s “Refuge: Five Cities”

Running until June 26th, Dutch Architect Bas Princen’s latest exhibition, “Refuge: Five Cities” takes a photographic look at how the buildings of  five Middle Eastern cities act as refuge for those that inhabit them. The rich flock to sequestered communities, shutting the gates behind them. The others, the migrant and impoverished workers, find their homes in

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