This year’s Art Basel and Design Miami fairs had me questioning how we value things – especially art, which is appraised on such a subjective level – and what it means for art and design. Digital art, lacking any tangibility, is being valued at such a high level. Is this a joke? A scam? An opportunity?
San Francisco, CA
Set atop San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, this seven-unit apartment building was originally designed in 1951 by the Bay Area firm of Hertzka and Knowles. With spectacular panoramic views of the Bay Estuary, Bay Bridge and Downtown, the project scope included a full renovation and seismic retrofit of this mid-century gem with the goal to reallocate the units’ square footages in order to create a new three-bedroom “owners” townhouse.