Client : Oyster Development
Architect: Kwan Arcitecture/Planning, Inc.
The Rockwell will provide 262 units of much-needed housing as as well as 5000 sf of retail in the Lower Pacific Heights neighbourhood of San Francisco. Located near the City's historic Auto Row, the project repurposes two historic facades of former automobile-related businesses. Inspired by this temporal relationship, CLA designed the project's central open space courtyard to evoke the design of mid-century cars and the sinuous experience of the open road.
The landscape design also includes the retention of several large existing trees on the site as well as the filtering and retention of storm water through permeable pavers and 1800 sf of flow-through planters on several levels.
Photo Credits: Peter Alfred Hess