SFMOMA’s “The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism” Exhibit + Unbeaten Path Tours’ On-Site Exploration

Two ways to spotlight the idyllic architectural development on the Sonoma Coast

Along California’s Highway 1, past Bodega Bay and Jenner, 100 miles north of San Francisco, the rugged coastline is at times barely visible. Along the curving road, unpainted wood homes can be spotted through the trees and meadows. This part of the Northern California coast feels both earthy and otherworldly. It is here that the Sea Ranch concept, a radical architecture experiment, aimed to become a model community …

An Interactive 3D Rendering of the New SFMOMA

Concurrent with the opening of the recently expanded SFMOMA, WIRED Magazine has developed an interactive 3D rendering of the museum to showcase its technological innovations. Beyond its icy, rippled exterior, the Snøhetta-designed building boasts a multitude of architectural, mechanical and environmental mechanisms—including hidden plant sensors for its massive live wall, energy-saving multi-layered glass wall panels, and a custom, Apple-assisted audio tour program—that elevate the structure …

SFMOMA is Set to Reopen After Three Years of Renovation

After three years of renovations and construction, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will finally reopen to the public on 14 May. The years-long development—helmed by architecture firm Snøhetta—adds nearly three times the amount of gallery space to the museum through a restructured interior and a massive extension building. The expansion is a stark contrast to the original red-bricked Mario Botta museum and …