San Francisco, CA
Mission Street is characterized by colorful specialty stores, fruit shops, restaurants and taquerias, providing a district flavor. This building at the corner of 17th adds to this richness.
The corner is carved away for two levels to provide a public marker, and the rear yard on 17th left open for the retail tenant to expand onto. Taller at the corner, the building steps down to meet the neighbor on Mission.
The residential units above are compact two bedroom pod types off a double loaded corridor, adding economical housing geared for young families and roommates to this growing mixed neighborhood.
The building is faced with fins which provide a layer of privacy and act as baffles on this busy intersection.