Expansive views of San Francisco Bay distinguish this 1960s tower atthe northern edge ofRussian Hill. Ephemeral conditions of land and water are internalized in thisapartment residence, informing its articulation and materiality.Vistas of the city,the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and surrounding mountains unfoldin all directions, continually transformed by environmental factors offog, tide, andsunlight. The panoramic proportions of the floor-plate are coordinated with theorganization of program, controlling the sequence to both discover andexperience the view. This free-plan of domestic programs inform therelationships with the specific landscapes they foreground.Subtle drifts in plan and section extend the movement from within theinterior tothe distant landscape. The gesture frees the living environment to form a newinterplay with distant natural features. The planning of detailed surfaces aredesigned to frame and scale the environmental context beyond the window;walls, floor, ceiling and finishes share in a geometric reciprocity.The supportingmaterial palette— bamboo, maple, terazzo, marble, and translucentglass—collectively coincide with the surrounding environment. The ceiling formsa nest, a lofty sanctuary in which CNC cut panels are adjusted and composed toabsorb audio, electrical and mechanical systems. The wood panels andfasteners bring a warmth and scale to the expansive of the view.Upon entry at the vestibule, one is introduced to idea of this city,this site; definedby the dramatic relationship between land and water. Grounding the entrance isa massive bamboo wall and bench which folds and undulates to the topographiccontours of the hills and sea basin of the bay. As you turn towards the unit, awall of luminous and watery surfaces unfolds and directs you to a view of theGolden Gate, the Bay and mountains beyond.