Making house-razing developer squirm: It feels so good

By John King : sfchronicle – excerpt There are moments when the symbolic aspect of architecture, a structure’s power to embody larger aspirations or fears, becomes impossible to ignore. We are seeing one such moment in the reaction to the demolition and possible resurrection of the Largent House, architect Richard Neutra’s once-modest and much-altered house … More Making house-razing developer squirm: It feels so good

Homes in SF, some historic, illegally demolished by developers

By J.K. Dineen : sfchronicle – excerpt In early December, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection received a permit application to demolish a home at 49 Hopkins St., a 1935 modernist residence just east of Twin Peaks that was designed by famed architect Richard Neutra. But there was a problem with the application: The house … More Homes in SF, some historic, illegally demolished by developers