This townhouse designed by Jim Jennings confronts its industrial area with a Cor-Ten steel facade. One half is highlighted by translucent glass, which extends behind the perforated steel panels to hint at the light-filled house within. The initial design coincided with the Dot-com Bubble and it is even located in the city's South of Market area, home to many of the tech start-ups at the time. In the years since, the "ceaseless graffiti" of the neighborhood led the architect to replace the Cor-Ten steel with stainless steel. Needless to say, it is hard to remove spray paint from a layer of rust.
by RYAN ASSOCIATES GENERAL CONTRACTORS