A residential development and new street stair reconnect neighborhoods
LocationSan Francisco, California
Date2017 (design), 2019 completion
Min | Day
Fletcher Studio (Landscape Architect)
Perry Architects (Architect of Record)
The 22nd Street Building is part of a 263-unit residential development known collectively as The Landing. On a lot once occupied by the Ocean Shore Railroad, the 22nd Street Building and public stair project (Serpentime Stairs) reconnects two San Francisco neighborhoods through a mediation of the city grid, the steep hill, and the historic rail line. At the confluence of the post-industrial Dogpatch and residential Potrero Hill neighborhoods, the architecture and landscape project affords a pedestrian continuation of 22nd street at a location once interrupted by the railway. The private residential development offers land back to the city in order to provide for the public reconnection of neighborhoods following the tradition of public stairs connecting hillside streets throughout San Francisco.
Min | Day was design architect for the foreground 22nd Street building and the larger building facade.
View from Potrero Hill, top of public stair.
The curved intersection at the base of the hill provides a unique condition for the building frontage.
The facade is a series of folded planes that respond to stair setbacks, view planes, and air rights.
Photos of completed project courtesy of The Landing