Location: San Francisco, CA/
typology: Activation, Public/
year: 2011 - Ongoing/ /
An investigation into the potential of impermanence for a rapidly changing city.
As the architect, developer and curator, Envelope created PROXY as a space for thoughtful
Since 2011, PROXY’s open
Although inspired by Archigram’s "Instant City," PROXY was born out of neighborhood activism. In 2009, Hayes Valley was a long-struggling neighborhood on the brink of transformation; the removal of the 1950s-era Central Freeway had ended an era of blight and freed up parcels for much-needed housing. When recession threatened to stall development for years, the community sought