Architecture critic, style agnostic, photographer of things that don't move. Author of Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings (Heyday, 2011).
As for these lurid lively metal "shingles" on a South Bay infill project -- I am speechless.
Read closely, drivers. There WILL be a test.
I admire this donut shop's determination to deny the reality of its architectural context.
Beaux-Arts boosterism of the blue-and-gold sort -- go Warriors! -- at S.F. City Hall.
S.F. City Hall gets in the Oakland team spirit. #warriors #/Beaux-ArtsBoosterism
A facade makeover I like: birds freshly painted on a homely 4th St. wall.
Few sights make me pause on mid-Market. This did -- in a good way.
This I do NOT like: flat-screen monitors on #BART platforms to show ads. Even more irritating than elevator cabs.
Strange but true: as work proceeds @SFMOMA, the rooftop sculpture garden's trees remain in place.
A too-vivid reminder that requiring ground-floor retail is not the same as making an enticing streetscape.
For once, #Muni overhead wires complement, not clash with, the tower (in process) in back.
"Hello? Do you realize that's a Robert Bechtle you're ignoring?" #SFO
S.F.'s Financial District, where tradition accommodates trends.
The apartment block across from #sffire might want to change this marketing slogan
Lake Mission Bay, 3/12/14 #sffire
The food truck craze, at least in S.F., now officially has jumped the shark.
A downtown view you won't find on postcards, but it has a certain big-city charge nonetheless.
Unexpected architectural delight of day: the catacombed grandeur of BART's 24th Street station.
On a canvas in a frame, I'd walk right past "Bayview Rise." At skyline scale on waterfront, it knocks me out.
Some public art is all about spectacle and size.
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