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In keeping with the current architectural theme, this week Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge focuses on modern homes and apartments.

This colorful apartment building sits just on the fringe of Chinatown in San Francisco.

Maaaaay-be there’s an apartment in there somewhere.  The most prominent building in the photo below is the Salesforce Tower.  I’d be willing to bet that someone in one of those buildings is staying overnight to meet some kind of deadline.  Does that make it an apartment?

The building below is called MIRA, a 39 story, 422 foot gnarled looking residential monolith designed by Studio Gang Architects. (I did piece on this building a few months ago).

MIRA is located just two blocks from the San Francisco bayfront promenade, The Embarcadero. A condo on the east side will afford a panorama of the bay, the Bay Bridge, the East Bay Hills and spectacular sunrises. One has to wonder if a warped building will get you a warped view. My daughter once remarked that looking at it gave her a headache.  I know I got a headache just looking at the cost to live in Mira.

For the unwashed masses a 614 square foot junior one-bedroom condo will run just under $900,000. High rollers can get into a 2,176 square foot three-bedroom, upper-floor unit for a paltry $3 million.

Given its unique look, Mira invites a little editing fun.

To view Cee’s contribution follow the link to her site.  You can scroll to the comments on Cee’s site to view the work of other contributors.

8 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All About Buildings: Modern homes and apartments

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Radically cool buildings for this week. 😀

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Cee.

  2. David says:

    Very nice B&W treatment in the first photo and the distorted one is fun to look at. 🙂

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you David. The Mira building is fun. It would be more fun to take a peek inside if for no other reason than to see how the 1% live.

  3. M.B. Henry says:

    Wow what a building for the MIRA one! Love the editing tricks too 🙂

  4. Teresa says:

    Mira is a fantastic modern architecture. I was glued to the image for a long time. Your editing gave it justice too👌

  5. Len Kagami says:

    Nice shots! The MIRA looks like it’s made of paper 🙂

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you. From below it does look like paper. From the Bay Bridge, a straight on view, it looks badly stacked blocks.

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