A distinctly individual residence in a quintessential San Francisco location.
DESIGN A unique expression of modernity and movement, creating a defining exterior faรงade.
RESIDENCES A collection of elevated city homes featuring a signature design.
LO C AT I O N An exceptionally connected and central address in the Civic Center neighborhood.
EXPERIENCES Indoor-outdoor corridors, private balconies and a sunny rooftop perch create a serene retreat.
T H I S I S E L E VA N T
ALAN TSE Creative Director
The residences at Elevant feature signature aesthetics and an interior design that blends minimal modernism with a palette of warmth and texture in what has become a defining work by Alan Tse. We invited Alan to share his approach and walk you through the homes in more detail.
Can you offer an overview of the building’s concept and design? This is a new level of verticality, construction and design for JS Sullivan. We wanted to take this opportunity to extend our portfolio and build something at the next level. It is really a very advanced building with the virtues and views of a high-rise building. The height is quite rare in this neighborhood, so we wanted to really embrace the possibilities and views of working in a high-rise vernacular. The views in particular are incredible, given our stature among smaller buildings in much of our neighborhood. It feels quite rare to be at these elevations in a more low-rise, walkable, neighborhood location. The surrounding civic buildings were a definite consideration and a strong influence on the design. Particularly the SFPUC building next door, which is very prominent and distinct. Because of this, we wanted to fit in more and coalesce with our environs. We focused on the design articulation for an 11-story building form, without a particular function. This approach gave us a unique form that broke the mold of typical residential buildings with repetitive façade articulations. Many residential buildings you encounter are quite repetitive and we really wanted to break from that. So we’re reacting to and complementing our surroundings while pushing the architecture in a really interesting direction. 02
How did all of that come to life in the architecture? This exploration led to our unique ‘punctured’ façade that gives the building a unique ‘rhythm' and variation as well as adding a permeability and transparency that adds additional outdoor space, light and air throughout the interface between the building’s exterior and interiors. This variated exterior is highlighted by the inclusion of 6’-deep private balconies that shift and pull into the animated façade. These spaces are very large in comparison to typical residential balconies, and allowed the homes to have this great outdoor space with a large, open-air volume that serves as a diffuser and transition between home and city. We also brought these balconies up throughout the entire height of the building which, again, is quite rare to have this much outdoor space in the upper floors of a mid- or high-rise.
How did this concept affect the rest of the building and the homes? First, moving inside, we wanted to maintain a feeling of openness and permeability, so we made a bold decision to make our interior corridors open-air. This brings light and fresh air into the building’s inner structure while also giving each home a distinct sense of arrival that is more of an elemental experience versus something more typical like an elongated, enclosed corridor or hallway. We call these ‘sky bridges’ and they definitely make navigating the building more of an experience, more alive and connected to the architectural elements. The open corridors also allow light and air to enter the home from boths sides, increasing circulation and brightening the interior. Next, looking inward to the actual residences, we are aiming for something much more sophisticated to reflect the heightened level of architecture and construction. I would say it’s more of a timeless look that is somewhat more formal and mature than many of the flashier residential buildings of late. There’s a certain level of richness and detail and texture that elevates it from the more delicate and minimal looks. More of a proper home I would say. At the same time, the JS Sullivan portfolio showcases some very modern and forward-thinking interiors, and we are carrying that through, in terms of the thoughtfulness of the spaces and the focus on everything being seamless and integrated and well-planned. There will be an underlying modernity in the lines and compositions, layered with a very elevated palette of materials, appliances and finishes. 04
Thank you for your insights, Alan. We are really looking forward to seeing the building. No problem. I’m very excited as well. We chose the Elevant name as both a moniker and a concept, and it shouldn’t disappoint. Cheers. ElevantSF.com
DESIGN MERGES WITH OVERSIZED WINDOWS AND EXPANSIVE CITY VIEWS
A SEQUENCE O F S PAC E S Signature Design by Alan Tse
A visual journey leads you from rich materials and textures into open volumes and finally to a full-height window that provides a striking focal point, while connecting the interiors with the city.
LIVING Modern lines and open spaces are balanced by an emphasis on elevated finishes and textured materials. 01. Engineered European wood floor in custom grey stain 02. European manufactured solid-core doors in soft-grey stain oak-veneer finish with Latch Smart Lock System 03. Balcony with architectural railing system and integrated accent lighting* 04. State-of-the-art dark bronze anodized aluminum framed balcony windows and door system* 05. Suspended sky bridges in common area hallways in aluminum bar grating
K I TC H E N Custom cabinetry and individually-composed palettes offer a backdrop to designer appliances and fixtures. 01. European kitchen system with textured wood and a matte finish 02. Integrated finger pulls in brushed stainless steel 03. Panel-ready refrigerators (where applicable) 04. Integrated LED cabinet lighting 05. Engineered Quartz slab countertop 06. Natural gas range in a brushed stainless steel finish
B AT H Created as a private sanctuary, the baths are a study in calm palettes and natural materials. 01. Custom European vanity 02. Crafted European mirror cabinet in oak finish 03. Wide-plank wood textured porcelain tiles 04. Staggered porcelain tile in satin finish *in select residences
P RI VATE BALCON I ES OFFE R E LE VATE D VIEWS FROM MID-CITY HEIGHTS
OPEN-AIR CORRIDORS BRING LIGHT AND AIR INTO THE BUILDING'S INTERIOR
\ O C AT I O N L
CIVIC CENTERED Elevant has a special location with a deep connection to the city, sitting just steps away from City Hall and the Civic Center Plaza. It is a truly unique address that bridges heritage with the future, in what can only be described as the intersection of our city.
A R T S A N D C U LT U R E A B O U N D I N T H E C I V I C C E N T E R N E I G H B O R H O O D
OVERLOOKING THE CITY FROM ABOVE
A P R I VAT E P E R C H The rooftop retreat at Elevant was created to offer a serene, organic escape while capturing the unprecedented views of the historic City Hall. From quiet moments to gatherings with friends, it is a one-of-a-kind space that can both embrace and impress.
HIGHLIGHTS 01. Rooftop Retreat with Outdoor Kitchen 02. Outdoor Space for Select Residences 03. Bike Storage Room 04. Google Fiber Webpass
05. Latch Smart Lock System
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A distinctly individual residence in a quintessential San Francisco location.