S_SK continues work with community and local design committee on possible futures for development and housing at the North Berkeley BART station. In an attempt to add vitality, walk-ability, and housing to a site currently dominated by surface parking lots.
(clockwise from upper left) Los Altos remodel and addition; Pacheco multi-unit modular; Fremont mixed-use adaptive re-use; Malin + Goetz apothecary in San Francisco finishing construction”
Closer to BART, one block from Telegraph avenue and just north of Oakland. The new studio gives us more light filled space with a courtyard and just across street from neighborhood park.”
New beer garden opens in former gas station in Marin, reconnecting west Fairfax to the center of town.
Marlowe nail salon opens its doors in Berkeley
Grand Opening of The Moderns on Eames Walk in West Sacramento
New Photos of Native Juice Co café in the Financial District of San Francisco.
New photos for A.P.C. store in the Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco.
Construction progresses on the Moderns on Eames Walk.
s_sk in collaboration with WORD and Groundworks Office, competed for the commission of The Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin, Germany.
Updated renderings of Moderns on Eames walk as construction continues. Article by Aaron Betsky on the development of this urban neighborhood. Read the article.
The Station Beer Garden starts construction on the site of an old and reclaimed gas station in Fairfax, California.
APC_San Francisco completes construction and opens to public.
Construction progresses on APC_San Francisco.
Construction begins on phase 2 of continuing development in the new Bridge District Neighborhood of West Sacramento. Consisting of 21 homes ranging in size from 1,500 – 2,500 SF. Arranged in differing types from city units to riverfront terraces to homes surrounding a central green – the dwellings are designed to relate directly to adjacent outdoor spaces, connect to the growing urban realm and provide space, light and city views for their inhabitants. www.moderns-tbd.com/Moderns-on-Eames-Walk/
Construction begins on the 1200 SF APC_San Francisco clothing store in the Jackson Square neighborhood.
Native Juice getting ready to open in the Financial District of San Francisco.
s_sk in collaboration with WORD and Groundworks Office, competed for the commission of a new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki, Finland. Growing out of the exploratory nature of Nordic modernism, the museum is seen as a public place for art in the northern light of Finland.
Conceived as two museums under one roof, curatorial possibilities are doubled and spaces for art are varied to accommodate art of widely divergent types – from sculpture requiring maximum volume to dark spaces for video media. The roof and light modulating grid shell structure is constructed from locally sourced laminated wood allowing for large open column free spaces and a minimum of load bearing walls or columns. The outside shell of the building has varying apertures of white metal, modulating light for program spaces below.
Studio_SK, in collaboration with IDEO and Facebook’s Bike Hub, begins design of a bike workshop using repurposed shipping containers for the Belle Haven chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP). To kick off the project, BGCP hosted a Unity Bike Ride where over a 100 people, including Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller, biked 7.3 miles through the community. Read more about the bike ride in Melo Park.
Studio_SK completes construction on the West Berkeley House. The Project which is located within the burgeoning West Berkeley design loop, was an unlivable 862 sq. ft. house that had been uninhabited for 7 years. Acting as architect and general contractor, studio_SK completed renovated the house from the studs and provided direct connection to outdoor yard with a 250 sq. ft. addition.
Andy Paul of Andy’s Candy Apothecary wins the “Calling all Dreamers” award sponsored by the Sacramento Downtown Partnership. Design and construction continues on flagship candy store at 9th and J streets in downtown Sacramento. Opening late November.
Studio_sk in partnership with WORD, competed for the commission of a major new arts center in Moscow. The design for the 450,000 sf facility centered on the accommodation of a future permanent collection and the staging of major temporary exhibitions of contemporary Russian art.
The juxtaposition in program is reflected in the massing of the building and also in the path of circulation through the building. Two major routes through the building allow visitors to either circulate through the various galleries from floor to floor or take the M-art, a gallery sized diagonal elevator traversing the major public program traversing from street level to a top floor restaurant bar overlooking the city. This moving art gallery will house current Russian art, art from the other NCCA locations or private collections for public view as well as hosting special events. The presence of current Russian art with that of the permanent collection leads to multiple curatorial possibilities and readings as the collection evolves and grows.