David Baker Architects

1178 Folsom Street


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Folsom Street elevation. Image: DBA

The existing Folsom Street condition.

2013.11.22 Folsom Street elevation.

Part of the newly adopted Western SOMA development plan, 1178 Folsom brings 42 micro-units and new restaurant and office space to the 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 accesses 9 parking spaces.

 

Above the second level, a full floor of flexible high-tech office space is illuminated by a glass front at Folsom as 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, convenient 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.

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

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Site plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Level 3 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

Common Amenities

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

Level 6 plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Section of 1178 Folsom.


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Overall context aerial.

Aerial.

The existing Folsom Street condition.

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 of the existing condition on Clementina Street to the North of the site.

View down Clementina Alley.

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

We address the quiet residential enclave to the rear with a 12 foot setback to create a small public space.

Folsom Street elevation.

Clementina Alley elevation.

This unit is approximately 375 SF. Image: David Baker Architects.

This unit is approximately 315 SF. 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

Site plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Garage plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Section of 1178 Folsom.

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

project details

Category

(None), Market-Rate, Micro-Units, On the Boards

​Location

San Francisco, California

Developer

Erik Liu

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project data
1178 Folsom Street 20813
San Francisco, California
In Design
number of units
microunit 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