City San Francisco, CA
Size 8,670 sf
Team Perry Stephney, Jon Schramm, Dani Gelfand, Jill Gentles, Amy Young, Elizabeth Vereker, Jeorge Jordan
Photographer Garrett Rowland
O+A’s design for the common areas of the complex combines the practical character of a workshop with the wind-swept expansiveness of its location by the Bay. Mixing traditional Dogpatch values—part welder, part chef, part biker intellectual—with the tech-oriented thrust of Bay Area prosperity, Abaca adheres to a concept of home that takes in as many definitions as possible.
These new urban living spaces embrace the ethos of modern San Francisco: forward-looking, diverse, tech-friendly but natural, environmentally aware and culturally stimulating. Abaca continues a thread of vitality in Dogpatch that extends from the earliest ships in the Bay to the digital voyagers securing the future of a growing city.
The roof deck at Abaca gives this complex a uniquely San Franciscan asset: daily interaction with the Bay. On warm summer days, it will be a space for picnics and parties; on foggy days for solitary contemplation or snuggling with a loved one. But whatever the weather, the close proximity of this great body of water (and Potrero Hill in the other direction) is nature’s gift to Abaca’s design.