San Francisco CA | Completed
The corner takes a dramatic form, clad with weathering steel and visually supported by a row of “dancing columns”—tilting textured concrete columns that make for a lighthearted, dynamic street edge that leads to the main residential entry.
The high-density building steps down from five stories at the west to four stories at the east, and the massing is broken into discrete volumes to create a varied and accessible street edge. Two new mid-block passages—one public, one private—increase neighborhood connectivity. Active uses line the ground floor: retail spaces, entry plazas, and residential stoops connect to the sidewalk at all edges, including opening out toward a new neighborhood park.
The airy building wraps around a large communal open space which, while secure and protected, is visually open, providing glimpses of green to passersby. The courtyard is centered on a freestanding community pavilion with an indoor community kitchen and outdoor barbecue patio. A second-level podium courtyard overlooks this space and links directly to a suite of shared community uses—laundry room, fitness room, and resident lounge.
Located along the Fourth Street bicycle route and adjacent to the Third Street Light Rail, the building includes 200 secure residential bicycle parking spaces as well as visitor bicycle parking. The GreenPoint Gold design incorporates a series of complementary sustainable strategies, such as energy efficiency, domestic solar hot-water panels, and drought-tolerant landscaping.
588 Mission Bay Boulevard North
San Francisco, CA