As the year draws to a close, Curbed SF asked bigwigs in San Francisco’s architectural, design, and x-factor/je ne sais quois industries to give us their thoughts on 2016, architecturally-speaking. Revealed here are their favorite building projects of the year.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a few days away from its grand reopening, May 14. While Curbed SF has provided coverage aplenty on the new, check out these cool new 360-degree rendered maps care of Steelblue.
Watch the new SFMOMA expansion construction, from start to finish, in this time-lapse video from EarthCam. It shows that the entire project is an impressive feat considering it arose on such a seemingly awkward piece of land, sandwiched between two existing structures.
One of the most anticipated architectural unveilings to happen over the last few years, locally and globally, the spectacularly renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened its doors to the press for a preview of their new Snøhetta-designed makeover.
Three years in the making, today the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art re-opened their doors to the media for an exclusive look at the Snøhetta-designed makeover. And what a transformation it is. SFMOMA as you knew it is a thing of the past, raising the bar from 70,000 square feet (pre-expansion) to 170,000 square feet (post-expansion).
The museum's expansion, designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, adds 235,000 square feet to the modern art museum. This renovation is one of the most important stories 2016. And their new bathrooms aren't half bad either.
We can't tell if this gentleman is part of an extreme Crossfit group, trying to get a sneak peak at the museum's wildly anticipated renovation, or in need of professional help. What we can tell you is: Do not attempt to do this yourself.
To celebrate #MuseumWeek on social media — specifically, Instagram and Twitter — pore over the designs, architecture, and culture gems from 14 of our favorite San Francisco's museums, from the Legion of Honor to the Tenderloin Museum.