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Architecture Firm IwamotoScott's Going for More of the Real Stuff

IwamotoScott, long known more for its high-flying speculative work, is coming down a bit closer to earth. Following their nabbing of the top History Channel prize in 2008 for imagining the city of the future — the firm pictured San Francisco covering an "underground arterial traffic network for hydrogen-fueled hover-cars" — Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott have done a couple projects with slightly better construction prospects. There was their fantastical Financial District tower concept in New York's Greenwich South, but even more substantial, their recently price chopped PS House in North Beach, which King John rather astutely notes came to life minus community opposition because it's hidden behind a restored Edwardian. There's also "Coffered Light," a lobby installation they designed for One Kearny. Anyway, it's only the beginning! Says Iwamoto: "We're hoping that this is the beginning of a substantial bricks-and-mortar practice." Also, Craig says he wants to do libraries.
· Iwamoto, Scott move from theory to architecture [SFGate]
· North Beach's IwamotoScott Pair Gets a Couple Chops a Month In [Curbed SF]
· Architecture Watch: Big Ideas, Bay Area Architects in NYC [Curbed SF]
· IwamotoScott Wins "City of The Future" Challenge [Curbed SF]

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