David Baker Architects

OME / 1178 Folsom


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Folsom Street elevation of OME at 1178 Folsom. Image: Bruce Damonte

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Looking northeast up Folsom Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

Part of the newly adopted Western SOMA development plan, OME (pronounced like "home") brings 42 micro-units and new restaurant and office space to Folsom Street between 8th and Rausch Streets.

The mixed-use building is set back at both Folsom Street to the southeast and Clementina Alley to the northwest, creating widened sidewalks that support gracious retail frontages at both sides. The ground level features a large restaurant space. A corridor connects the larger street to the smaller alley through the building. At Clementina, a garage entrance provides access to nine parking spaces.

View of residential entry on Clementina Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

Above the second level, a full floor of flexible high-tech office space is illuminated by a glass front at Folsom and by a lightwell that relates in width and position to the neighboring building's lightwell. Additionally, the office space opens to a shared terrace. The two commercial stories are topped by four levels of micro-units, ranging from 290 to 350 square feet. Most units included a split bath, a convenience for when there is more than one resident.

Southeast-facing studios on Folsom Street feature vertical and horizontal sunshades. Six of the larger studios—four at the third level and two at the sixth level—enjoy private decks overlooking quiet Clementina Street. The 16 interior units face onto a sunny central courtyard. Shared open spaces include a third-level terrace and a sixth level community room, laundry lounge, and outdoor roof deck facing Folsom Street.

Residential entry on Clementina Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

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The community room at OME opens onto a shared deck overlooking Folsom Street, with city views, planters, a grill, and access to the laundry room. Image: Bruce Damonte

Common Amenities

The small units share a large common space opening out on to a view deck.

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The micro-units use custom cabinetry to delineate spaces. Image: Bruce Damonte

Studio A. Image: David Baker Architects

Axonometric of Studio A. Image: David Baker Architects

Studio B Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Axon of Studio B. Image: David Baker Architects

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Studio unit. Image: Bruce Damonte

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Section of 1178 Folsom.

Perforated sunshades by BOK Modern shade the micro units with dappled light. Image: Bruce Damonte

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Level 6 plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Level 3 plan. Image: David Baker Architects


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Folsom Street elevation of OME at 1178 Folsom. Image: Bruce Damonte

Looking northeast up Folsom Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

Entrance to OME at 1178 Folsom featuring a custom K-door by Pacassa Studios and perforated sunshades by BOK Modern. Image: Bruce Damonte

Residential entry on Clementina Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

Residential entry on Clementina Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

View of residential entry on Clementina Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

Perforated sunshades by BOK Modern shade the micro units with dappled light. Image: Bruce Damonte

Perforated sunshades by BOK Modern shade the micro units with dappled light. Image: Bruce Damonte

Perforated sunshades by BOK Modern shade the micro units with dappled light. Image: Bruce Damonte

Podium courtyard at 1178 Folsom. Image: Bruce Damonte

Podium courtyard, as seen from glassy corridors above. Image: Bruce Damonte

The community room at OME opens onto a shared deck overlooking Folsom Street, with city views, planters, a grill, and access to the laundry room. Image: Bruce Damonte

Studio unit. Image: Bruce Damonte

The micro-units use custom cabinetry to delineate spaces. Image: Bruce Damonte

The terrace brings light into the interior spaces and provides views of the city. Image: Bruce Damonte

Rooftop balconies provide residents with views of downtown San Francisco. Image: Bruce Damonte

Community room at OME at 1178 Folsom. Image: Mario Serafin

Community room at OME at 1178 Folsom. Image: Mario Serafin

Kitchen in community room. Image: Mario Serafin

Interior of Studio A. Image: Mario Serafin

Kitchen in Studio A. Image: Mario Serafin

Bathroom in Studio A. Image: Mario Serafin

Looking through Studio A. Image: Mario Serafin

Interior of Studio B. Image: Mario Serafin

Kitchen in Studio B. Image: Mario Serafin

Looking through Studio B. Image: Mario Serafin

Penthouse Studio C. Image: Mario Serafin

The penthouse Studio C opens up onto a large private patio. Image: Mario Serafin

Overall context aerial.

Aerial.

Sketch of Folsom Street elevation, Image: DBA

2013.11.22 Folsom Street elevation.

Folsom Street elevation. Image: DBA

2014.09.09 The 1168 Folsom awning and door in the foreground are existing with 1178 retail frontage just behind. This is an example of the "Q Zone" created by adding 5' of width to the public sidewalk right-away creating more high quality public urban space.

View down Clementina Alley.

The northwest face of the design fronts Clementina Street. Image: DBA

Folsom Street elevation.

Clementina Alley elevation.

Site plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Level 6 plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Levels 4-5 plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Level 3 plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Level 2 plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Level 1 plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Garage plan. Image: David Baker Architects

The Community Room and View Terrace provide shared amenities such as a full kitchen, TV lounge, fire pit, BBQs, and foosball area. Image: DBA

Studio A. Image: David Baker Architects

Studio A Unit Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Axonometric of Studio A. Image: David Baker Architects

Studio A: Sleeping nook and living area facing Folsom Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Studio B Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Studio B. Image: David Baker Architects

Axon of Studio B. Image: David Baker Architects

Studio B: Kitchen area facing courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

Studio B: Sleeping area facing courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

Studio C: Large studio opening to outdoor space overlooking Clementina Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Large penthouse studio opening to outdoor patio overlooking Clementina Street. Image: CINEARC

Section of 1178 Folsom.

project details

Category

All Projects, Market-Rate, Micro-Units

​Location

San Francisco, California

Developer

Erik Liu

Landscape Architect

Surfacedesign

Contractor

Transworld Construction

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www.dbarchitect.com/OME

project data
1178 Folsom Street 21212
San Francisco, California
Completed March 2021
number of units
micro unit 42
total 42
density ratios
project sf 38,692
site sf 8,000
acres 0.184
total bedrooms 42
bedrooms/acre 228
units/acre 228
open space sf 2,817
commercial space sf 5,988
parking
automobile 0
bicycle parking 54
construction type
6 stories III-A over I-A