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

Why A Laundromat Might be Considered ‘Historic’

By Joe Kukura : sfweekly – excerpt A large housing project is delayed because a laundromat is being considered a “historic resource,” so we looked to see if this claim holds any water. Some San Franciscans’ eyeballs were rolling on spin cycle last week when a 75-unit housing development was delayed four months, so the … More Why A Laundromat Might be Considered ‘Historic’