American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Behind the Scenes at Mission:house

Mission: House
3441 26th Street
San Francisco, CA
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Join AIA San Francisco, architect Andrew Dunbar and landscape architect Zoee Astrakhan - the husband and wife design team behind Interstice Architects - for an open house tour of their home, Mission:house.

Located in the diverse Mission neighborhood, Mission:house is both the home and living laboratory for the couple, who have made it their personal trial grounds for material, light and unorthodox construction techniques.

Recently featured in the New York Times and Dwell Magazine, the home is a two-story hybridizing residence. Behind a prototype reclaimed glass façade (Recent winner of the international Green Dot Award for product design), the multipurpose street level room serves as an ad hoc creative space for the family of four, as well as an office or gallery. The main residential space above includes two bedrooms and an open living area. The design team will be on site throughout the night to talk about the home and design process.

About Interstice Architects: Interstice Architects was founded in 2000 by architect Andrew Dunbar and landscape architect Zoee Astrakhan. After years of working in “separate” disciplines, the arbitrary distinctions were just too constraining, so Interstice was born as a multidisciplinary firm of architects, landscape architects, urban designers and visual artists. Over the past ten years, this critical practice has grown to designing public and private spaces on projects of multiple scales, focused on the broadest possible interpretation of the constructed realm. Learn more about Interstice Architects.

This event is in conjunction with AIGA SF’s SF Design Week. Since 2006, AIGA San Francisco has organized San Francisco Design Week as a way to reach out to a diverse community of over 20,000 Bay Area design professionals as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, the design-savvy public, tourists, and more.

All proceeds benefit the Center for Architecture and Design and the Architecture and the City festival. The 2012 San Francisco Living: Home Tours weekend will take place September 15-16. Featured homes will be announced in early summer.

Image courtesy Matthew Millman.