If any local architecture firm has plenty of work these days, it's got to be BAR Architects, whose partnership with Prado Group has borne two major supermarket/condo developments.
We featured a rendering of the newer one, at 1401 California, last week — a six-story building that comes right up to the corner of California and Hyde, and also manages to preserve a piece of the old Cala Foods wall and V-shaped ceiling. Moving on to the other mixed-use project, then: the Whole Foods at 2001 Market.
The project has up until now has been depicted in watercolors and simpler renderings, making these latest images a whole different look at the project. BAR notes the building's "emphasis on verticality and 25-30 foot modules," which "allows the building to continue the residential rhythm of the neighborhood."
But enough architalk — according to the architect's site, the project could supposedly begin construction in fall 2010, with the Whole Foods opening early 2012 and the 80 condos coming online by mid-2012.
· Rendering Update: Whole Foods Condos Go Simpler [Curbed SF]
· Upper Market Whole Foods: Even More Renderings (Again) [Curbed SF]
· Rendering Reveal: YES (Again) on Castro Whole Foods [Curbed SF]