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Born. Again.

Todd Lappin at Telstar Logistics is having an architecture week. Or at least it's starting out that way. In addition to One Rincon Hill, he wrote about Aidlin-Darling's addition to Ernest Born's own mid-century house on Great Highway, which appeared in the New York Times Magazine yesterday.

Ernest Born didn't build very much in San Francisco. One eminent architect in San Francisco said it was because Born was difficult, rude, and hard to get along with. The exact opposite of other Bay Area modernist charmers like William Wurster and Joe Esherick. Anyway, Born's most prominent building (unless you know of others) is the Glen Close BART Station, a romantic bit of Brutalism if there ever was one. At the beach, Josh Aidlin's new addition is a beautiful weathered steel counterpoint to Born's redwood board minimalism (vintage photo after the jump.)
· Meet the Architect Behind the Ultimate NorCal Surf Shack [Telstar Logistics]
· Twice as Nice [NY Times]
· Aidlin-Darling Design [AD]
· Ernest Born [Wikipedia]
· Glen Park: Nessun Dorma [Curbed SF]


[Photo Credit: UC Berkeley School of Environmental Design Archives]


Ernest Born's Glen park BART Station