Last year, we missed out on most of San Francisco's Architecture and the City Festival. We won't be making the same mistake twice.
The festival starts on September 1 and runs through the end of the month. For anyone in the Bay Area who loves architecture in general, or is interested in sustainable design specifically, there are a million reasons to register for the festival, cruise the calendar, and hit as many events as possible.
Many of the happenings are free (although you still need to register) and some require an entry fee.
Check out a few of the green-tinged highlights straight from the Architecture and the City Calendar after the jump ...
San Francisco Living: Home Tours Weekend
September 13-14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Price: $60 - $85/person per day; $250 - $325 VIP Weekend Pass
Various San Francisco neighborhoods
This popular weekend showcases modernism at its finest and features a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including state-of-the-art single-family homes in Glen Park, Noe Valley, and Pacific Heights; condominiums in Mission Bay; and an affordable housing development in the Tenderloin District. Participating firms include Aidlin Darling Design, David Baker + Partners|Shift Design Studio, Terry + Terry Architecture, Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning, Faulders Studio, Zack | de Vito Architecture, Rothschild / Schwartz architects, inc, Walker | Warner Architects, Feldman Architecture, Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects, and Herman & Coliver Architecture.
Coffee Cupping: Boor Bridges Architecture
September 21 + 27, 11:00 am
Price: $20 Members, $30 Nonmembers
Learn how local entrepreneur, Jeremy Tooker, of the new Four Barrel Cafe in the Mission District, collaborated with Boor Bridges Architecture to create a truly unique retail design-one that incorporates found objects edited by the keen eye of the hunter-gatherer with casework and furniture sculpted by hand. After a short presentation and tour of the space, experience Coffee Cupping, a phenomenon similar to wine tasting, which will feature six rare and unusual coffees from around the world.
September 5-October 26
Opening Reception September 5, 6:00 pm
AIA San Francisco/Center for Architecture + Design Gallery
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco
Urban Re:Interventions explores perspectives on the urban environment through the lens of architects, designers, landscape architects and urban guerillas. From small scale moments at the street level to large scale imagineering of the city of San Francisco as a whole, this exhibition will re-envision how awkward spaces can be made beautiful. The exhibition's opening reception will feature conversation between several of the participating artists and firms.
Sustainable Design for Kids
September 20, 11:00 am
Marin Country Day School, 5221 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera
Heath Ceramics Tour + Kid's Clay Workshop
September 21, 12:00-2:00 pm
Tour 12:00 – 1:00 pm Limited to 16 people.
Clay Workshop 1:00-2:00 pm
Heath Ceramics, 400 Gate Five Road, Sausalito
Maximum: 8 kids; 8 adults.
Recommended for children ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Get all the info here.
image via SF Gate.com