The design team of Matthew J Friesz and Rachel M Horntvedt intended to bring to the Folsom St. and Main St. site a new vision through thoughtful … Read More
The design team of Matthew J Friesz and Rachel M Horntvedt intended to bring to the Folsom St. and Main St. site a new vision through thoughtful architecture. By combining ideas, we intended to break away from traditional ideas of high rise from ground up and rather, look at form as the integration between sky and ground collectively.
In an area of run-down deconstruction , our intent was to provide this neighborhood with new opportunities for residential living through low-rent apartment facilities. We also strove to facilitate the formation of public housing or public-shelter-type resources. By including a culinary school and a restaurant run by the school, we are able to bring more diversity in age to an area of a typically older population. This also provides the opportunity for fresh foods to come together to create the atmosphere of a market, similar in concept to the Ferry Building.
The opportunity for other retail in the bottom floors of each building will bring a revitalization of public commerce to the area. Underground parking will allow for the safe and secure storage of vehicles while providing much needed green urban spaces to the physical site. Read Less