50 First Street; San Francisco, California
South of Market (or SoMa)
The architectural massing of the building strategically integrates private outdoor balconies and terraces with required setbacks to provide seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces. The locations of the outdoor spaces are coordinated to break down the vertical orientation of the tower into horizontally-proportioned volumes that relate to the panoramic waterfront landscape they face. facade is composed of an elegantly proportioned, shifting grid of cubic limestone pilasters and lintels. The depth of the stone grid gives the building an appearance of solidity when viewed obliquely, while preserving views from within the units. A minimally reflective, ultra-clear glass facade takes advantage of the abundant sunlight and cool ambient climate in San Francisco to passively heat the units and reduce energy consumption.
Developer: Oceanwide Holdings
Architect: Foster & Partners
Total 265 units between two towers, estimated completion 2021
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