Ai Weiwei is no stranger to imprisonment - the artist is a fierce critic of the Chinese government, and in the past he has been secretly detained for 81 days, beaten by Chinese police placed under house
The five landscape architecture firms presented their designs at a public meeting in the Presidio last week, whereupon the project kicked off its "Imagine Phase," which invites the public to submit their
An earthquake early warning system for California was finalized two years ago and passed into law last year, but it has not yet been implemented pending funding. Given that estimates of the cost of last
We first reported on the Burrows Street Pocket Park last October when work was about to begin - and now that it's complete we have to say that we're impressed with the results! The park is the result of
Foster + Partners just unveiled the first images of the pair of skyscrapers they've designed for San Francisco's Transbay Terminal area. The two towers were designed in partnership with local firm Heller
The Chinese brand management company BlueFocus Communication Group (BFCG) is set to acquire a 75 percent stake in the groundbreaking bi-coastal industrial design studio Fuseproject headed by Yves Béhar.
Are there really places on the earth where the elements magically combine to provide idyllic climates? Although the concept might seem a bit fantastical, microclimates do indeed exist, and are far more
OMA New York is teaming up with developer Related California to design a 550-foot residential tower in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. Located on a city-owned plot on Folsom Street between First
Big money in politics has surfaced in the form of political action committees, undisclosed elite investors, and lobbyists entrenched deep within the system. Billionaire and former hedge fund manager Tom
San Francisco is world-famous for its clam chowder, but a new report from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Board threatens to make the city notorious for another, less appetizing kind of soup.