At the intersection of 8th and Harrison a full block of residential, retail and commercial space in San Francisco’s SoMa district balances urban density with quality-of-life features including pedestrian zones, green spaces, eateries, and roof terraces with sweeping views of the city. The seven buildings’different identities help to reduce the scale of the block, with materials that reflect the surrounding industrial warehouse aesthetics. An innovative interior loop road for pedestrians and vehicles makes navigating the 3.5-acre site easy, and a corner café and restaurant activate the internal park and the street.
J. Conner for Kava Massih Architects
Photos by Bruce Damonte