Part of the newly adopted Western SOMA development plan, 1178 Folsom brings 42 micro-units and new restaurant and office space to Folsom Street between 8th and Rausch Streets.
The mixed-use building is set back at both Folsom Street to the southeast and Clementina Alley to the northwest, creating widened sidewalks that support gracious retail frontages at both sides. The ground level features a large restaurant space. A corridor connects the larger street to the smaller alley through the building. At Clementina, a garage entrance provides access to nine parking spaces.
Above the second level, a full floor of flexible high-tech office space is illuminated by a glass front at Folsom and by a lightwell that relates in width and position to the neighboring building's lightwell. Additionally, the office space opens to a shared terrace. The two commercial stories are topped by four levels of micro-units, ranging from 290 to 350 square feet. Most units included a split bath, a convenience for when there is more than one resident.
Southeast-facing studios on Folsom Street feature vertical and horizontal sunshades. Six of the larger studios—four at the third level and two at the sixth level—enjoy private decks overlooking quiet Clementina Street. The 16 interior units face onto a sunny central courtyard. Shared open spaces include a third-level terrace and a sixth level community room, laundry lounge, and outdoor roof deck facing Folsom Street.
Source: David Baker Architects