Proxy Word Map

The leases for Octavia Boulevard Parcels K+L have passed from San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee last week to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors for adoption this afternoon. How envelope A+D’s evolved design for the “proxy” project on the parcels could evolve:

Proxy Phase 0
Proxy Phase 1
Proxy Phase 2
Proxy Phase 3
Proxy Phase 4
Proxy Rendering Revised

The Biergarten should be in phase one, but unfortunately it’s not likely to be open by this year’s true Oktoberfest.

9 thoughts on “The Evolution Of EnvelopeA+D’s Proxy Project For Parcels K+L”
  1. A bike kitchen is a facility that enables people to service their own bikes. Check out for more. Apparently even free range organic bikes served raw still need cleaning and regular maintenance. No Google, Let me Google that for you, or TinyURL was used in preparing this post.
    This looks like a great idea because it is relatively cheap and easy, would replace less desirable land uses, and could be easily swept aside when something better comes along.

  2. The killer aspect of the Bike Kitchen is that normal folks have access to all of those specialized Park tools. It costs a fortune to purchase your own set which is especially painful when you need a $50 tool for a job that you’ll only do maybe once or twice in your life.
    I’ve seen similar coop workshops for auto mechanics. Car repair suffers from the same expensive specialized tool problem though even more severely.

  3. Ah, I can see why they would need to use a totally inappropiate word like kitchen since there is no other way to describe this workspace, workshop, maintenance type facility.

  4. And maybe this references the term “soup kitchen”: a volunteer-based service offered to the community.
    I will check this place out, now that I know it’s there, as my bicycle tools are still pretty basic. Why buy $50 tools to maintain a $500 bike?
    The same goes for bike shops. Maintaining is not that complex. I agree that truing and building a wheel can be a bit of an art form, but most of the rocket-science stuff comes from the making of the bike’s components, not its upkeep.

  5. “How is the temporary structure going to hold up in an earthquake?”
    – probably better than many “permanent” structures…

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