The new design direction acknowledges three conditions: Divisadero, Oak and the corner where these merge and create Something New.
The Divisadero architecture, while contemporary, references neighborhood commercial block buildings of similar height, type, and scale through the use of punch windows, a consistent rhythm of vertical window bays, and a clear base, middle, and top.
The Oak architecture maintains a lower scale and reflects the materiality and bay rhythm that characterizes the adjacent residential structures.
The “Something New” bridges the Divisadero and Oak conditions. This new architecture stands in contrast to the existing contextually derived architecture. Instead of a solid wall with punch windows, it is a grid framework with infill panels and windows.