URBAN TIMESHARE Mission District, San Francisco, CA
This 2004 design for a large apartment building in the Mission District of San Francisco presciently addresses many of the current pressures of urban life in the city. Sited along the blank rear wall of an over scaled 1960's office tower (the only large building in the neighborhood), the design attempts to integrate its own bulk in a sensitive manner and enliven the otherwise bleak existing facade.
Conceived as a short to medium-term timeshare, every room in the building is linked to its neighbors by a door or stairway, allowing guests to rent just the space they need, for as long as they need it. This can range from a single sleeping room to a large living/dining/kitchen space with as many bedrooms as required. All spaces connect directly to outdoor terraces and roof decks with expansive views.