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Plans for skinny hotel with micro-rooms revealed

San Francisco’s latest lodging proposal comes with rooftop bar

Renderings courtesy of Handel Architects

Sandwiched inside the East Cut sits a skinny strip of a street, Tehama, that’s big on development these days. The 35-story, 380-foot, Arquitectonica-designed 33 Tehama is all but complete—curtain wall and all. And now, plans for a slender new hotel, developed by J Street Hospitality (Union Square’s Axiom Hotel) and designed by Handel Architects, have recently been revealed.

“The first six floors and building’s lit top incorporates varying inward and outward stepped blocks, breaking down the mass while imparting shade and shadow effects, with lighting accents,” says the hotel’s planning team, via Socket Site. “Further articulation via integral variations of perforated and textured cladding and glazing further refines the scale providing a distinctive form and expression.”

Located at 36 Tehama, the building’s rooms would be a compact affair, reportedly measuring 180 square feet each. The hotel would come with a fitness area, guest lobby, and rooftop bar.

The unnamed project still needs to clear several hurdles before becoming a reality—it’s now in Planning—and will have to compete with other new lodgings in the area, including the recently opened Virgin Hotel in SoMa and the Waldorf Astoria currently under construction at 512 Mission.

A group of tall skyscrapers in San Francisco. Rendering courtesy of Handel Architects