David Baker Architects

Rincon Green


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View of the courtyard looking out of the portal towards the City. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

The developer's project web site is at www.RinconGreen.com

A reverse view of the portal, from the courtyard looking out toward the park.

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Preliminary sketch of Rincon Green with the new public park in front.

This new housing development brings much-needed market-rate and affordable housing and a public park to the Rincon Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The design thoughtfully addresses the challenges of the irregular site while creating a green gathering place for the neighborhood.

Detail of the City facing elevation. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

Site plan.

The "sawtooth edge" of the building affords each unit an unobstructed view of downtown, including the Millenium Tower.

The sawtooth elevation focusses views to the downtown skyline. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

Outdoor kitchen and BBQ on the roof. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

Rincon Green design as it relates to its high rise urban context.

The solar heated rooftop hot tub with the San Francisco skyline. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

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View of the courtyard looking out towards the new public park. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

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One bedroom apartment interior. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

Typical unit interior. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

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Typical corridor. Image: Rien van Rijthoven

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Emerald Fund's Oz Erickson introduces Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim at the Rincon Green grand opening.

View from the corner of Harrison and Fremont Streets into the proposed public park.

Perspective showing the proposed widening and greening of the Harrison Street sidewalk, including a stairway to the park and the garage entry.

A towering portal connects the park and the building's private courtyard.

Apartments on the park will feature stoops and patios, connecting them to the larger green space.

Harrison Street elevation.

Fremont Street elevation.

Section.

Concept sketch: Deep plantings along the widened sidewalk obscure the garage and create a green view for the neighboring high-rise.

Concept sketch: This aerial view shows the public park as it relates to the new housing.

Concept sketch: An early exploration of the way the widened sidewalk and new park might relate.

An early exploration of approaches to the site.

Concept sketch: Exploration of building character.

The zippy Rincon Green leasing trailer across Harrison Street did the trick: The building is fully occupied.

July 2012: The concrete superstructure of the building is complete.

awards

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Multi-Family Housing Project (over 60 du/acre)
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

project details

Category

2012 in Review, All Projects, Apartments, Green, LEED, Market-Rate, Mid-Rise Housing, San Francisco, Tall

​Location

San Francisco, CA

Developer

Emerald Fund

Executive Architect/Design Architect

Christiani Johnson Architects

Design Architect

David Baker Architects

Interior Design

Kimberlee Colvin Interiors

Landscape Architect

Cliff Lowe Associates

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project data
Rincon Green
20613
333 Harrison Street, San Francisco
Completed February 2013
number of units
studio 153
1 bedroom 154
2 bedroom 19
total 326
density ratios
site sf 54,016
acres 1.24
total bedrooms 345
bedrooms/acre 278
units/acre 263
parking
total 171
spaces/unit 0.52
type 2-level garage