Home Tours Was The Biggest Attraction Of The Architecture and The City Festival In San Francisco
Recently the AIA SF concluded the 16th Architecture + The City Festival. It was a month-long festival. This year’s these was “We the City.” Leading designers were called for panel discussion and tours of opulent hillside homes were organized for guests. Also, prominent Bay Area Artists showcased their work to the guests.
Home tours component was the biggest attraction of the festival
Sponsored by Room & Board, the home tours attracted and entertained the guests more than other activities. The highlights of home tours component are as follows.
- Five unique and modern residences in various neighborhoods throughout San Francisco
- Former 1930’s warehouse on Natoma Street turned into a modern, multifaceted residence and working space by MAK Studio
- Rodgers Architecture turned a traditional residence into a 21st-century urban living space called Eureka Valley home with ample open space and a three-story floating staircase
Other noted architects participated in the festival include Winder Gibson Architects, Schwartz and Architecture, and Studio Sarah Willmer Architecture.They also highlighted the city’s contemporary leanings with their work.
Panel discussion with designers and authors
The biggest highlight of panel discussion was the changing landscape of San Francisco and authors elaborated the topic through moderated lectures. PierluigiSerraino, the San Francisco–based architect and educator, explored the history of 20th-century modern American architecture through the lens of Ezra Stoller.
Festival’s gallery exhibit
The gallery was at the center of the theme “We the City.” It exhibited work of the local artists Thomas Heinser, David Irwin, Henrik Kam, and others. Also, people were allowed to send their pictures to enrich the festival with the work of locals. AIASF is the largest chapter of the AIA nationwide. It represents 2,300 member architects that work hard to make Architecture + The City Festival a success. It gets a new theme every year.