RS94109 Space for Experimental Music

RS94109 is a record store located in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Hobstetter Architecture Studio worked with RS94109 to renovate the space and update the program to accommodate its expanding role as a cultural center for arts and music. Hobstetter Architecture Studio approached the renovation as a form of architectural archaeology, exposing the hidden building materials and structural skeleton of the 1920’s building technology. The design peeled back layers to reveal patinas on the original riveted steel and brick construction and the ghostly traces of the materials that once concealed them.