1180 Fourth Street, affordable housing, San Francisco, Mission Bay, Mithun-Solomon, Kennerly Architecture and Planning, Full Circle Architects, low-income housing, green architecture, common spaces, inner courtyardv

The design team decided to break up the six-story building and emphasize the various common spaces such as courts, lobbies and community rooms. They introduced four-foot-long perforated, vertical metal sunshades that punctuate the building’s sharply angled prow at the street corner. Using different heights and facades on the inner and street-facing side, the architects added variety to the look of the neighborhood.

1180 Fourth Street, affordable housing, San Francisco, Mission Bay, Mithun-Solomon, Kennerly Architecture and Planning, Full Circle Architects, low-income housing, green architecture, common spaces, inner courtyard

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The building offers a mix of one, two and three bedroom dwellings, complemented with common areas such as a teen room, computer lab, fitness room, flex rooms, and a community room with kitchen. Residents can enjoy the common courtyard where they can organize barbecues, show movies and use secure play areas for family childcare units. The project is certified Green Point Rated 127.

+ Kennerly Architecture and Planing

+ Mithun-Solomon

+ Full Circle Architects

Photos by Bruce Damonte