Area: 4,000 sf/
Location: San Francisco, CA/
typology: Private, Hospitality/
year: 2018/ /
A convivial hall, linking history and context, operating at the scale of the Bay.
Set within the Historic Landmark District of Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, Radhaus is part of the ongoing transformation of a former military base into a vibrant arts destination in San Francisco. The design reasserts the
With the original open-bay structure and steel roof trusses re-exposed, and steel sash windows restored, the 3,850-square foot space becomes a singular, three-story-high volume and sweeping bay views. The cuisine and design roots the beer hall concept firmly in this unique place, while thoughtfully addressing historic preservation goals as well as the technical requirements of a full-service restaurant. The restaurant engages the intimate streetscape of the FMCAC campus through two large steel and glass pivot doors that allow dining to spill outdoors, creating a connection from street to, the hall, and to the bay.
The bars and banquettes, all hewn from two salvaged Ponderosa Pines, are defining and organizing features of the hall.
As the setting sun bathes the bay in golden evening light, the space comes alive.