950 Tennessee, Handel Architects, San Francisco, Dogpatch, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Scott Hargis

Handel Architects recently completed a project in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. The project is a mixture of residential and industrial architectural styles meant to evoke the character of the area’s past and present. The project encompasses a city block, taking cues from the surrounding , 950 Tennessee accommodates 100-residential units within two distinct components.

950 Tennessee, Handel Architects, San Francisco, Dogpatch, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Scott Hargis
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As the architects at Handel describe, “Although the building is one structure, the style and massing has been broken into two components – one residential in texture and the other more industrial, reflecting the variety in the immediate project vicinity.”

The southern and northern portions of the façade are distinctive with the southern being more reflective of the industrial history of Dogpatch, while the northern portion is more reflective of the area’s Pelton Cottages and residential history. Although designed distinct from one another, the building is cohesive, a single generated architectural marvel.

950 Tennessee, Handel Architects, San Francisco, Dogpatch, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Scott Hargis
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The building utilizing two Pure + Freeform finishes in Vintage and Vintage Nickel. The representatives at describe the Steel finish as “a deeply textured and richly colored FEVE “Corten” material.” Part of Pure + Freeform’s Vintage Collection, the finishes mimic the tarnished look of aged .

The panels are enriched with Lumiflon FEVE resin . Coatings with Lumiflon FEVE resin technology offer benefits that many other coatings do not. The provides unmatched weatherability, which helps prevent against coating degradation. FEVE-based coatings also help reduce lifecycle costs, as their hyper- allows a coating to resist degradation in the face of UV radiation, salt, and water for decades.

950 Tennessee, Handel Architects, San Francisco, Dogpatch, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Scott Hargis
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An interesting feature of the project’s design was the addition of a mid-block passage that is publicly accessible. “This passage will be located in the approximate location of the historic Kentucky Place, an alley immediately south of the site that joined Tennessee Street to Minnesota Street until 1935,” Handel Architects further describe.

Photography ©Scott Hargis
information courtesy of Handel Architects

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