Architecture Wednesday - Axis San Jose

Architecture Wednesday - Axis San Jose

A few months ago I was heading over to the Content Magazine pickup party that was being held at the lovely SP2 bar at San Pedro Market Square. Just as I was about to rush in and start celebrating with the subscribers and staff I saw the Axis building off to my right looking spectacular. With the sunset and the clouds, and all the colors reflecting off the glass panels of the building I knew I had to shoot it (I'm sure many of you know what I mean).

Architecture Wednesday - Principal Builders, Inc.

Architecture Wednesday - Principal Builders, Inc.

Last week I was able to stop by the Principal Builders offices for a quick chat before I went off to shoot one of their upcoming projects (it's a secret for now!). I have always really enjoyed their office space and loved all of the natural light that floods in from the skylights and the top-to-bottom window panels they have so I took a moment to take some photographs of their office space.

Architecture Wednesday - Minna Street, SF

 A small garage on Minna Street in Downtown San Francisco.

A small garage on Minna Street in Downtown San Francisco.

This afternoon I was walking to my car in downtown San Francisco today leaving a job for one of my favorite clients, Principal Builders, Inc. (PBI a General Construction firm based out of San Francisco and has built out many lovely interior spaces in the city and the South Bay.)

Well, as I was walking to my car down Minna street and I noticed this one little garage type building with an awesome stripe of light shinning on it's side. By that time, most of the other buildings were in shade so that ray of light really caught my eye. I thought the ruggedness, the covered up spray paint, and the clear blue sky really made this building stand out. So I thought it would be a great photo for this week's post.

I think that is one of the coolest things about architecture photography.. There is always a unique building, new and old, just waiting to be documented! I hope you enjoyed this weeks #ArchitectureWednesday!  


Architecture Wednesday - B2 Cafe

B2 Coffee in San Jose, CA. Located in the beautiful San Pedro Square Market.

As you may know I shoot architecture and interior design spaces for a living (as well as editorial photography). While I've been growing in this space over the past two years my interest and appreciation for spaces has equally grown. I love being in a well planned room and seeing a creative use of space in an office or establishment. I also find it quite fascinating to see how spaces end up getting used by customers or employees and how different or spot-on it is to what the architects or designers envisioned. 

That being said, I'd like to kick off a themed series called Architecture Wednesday. This is where I document and post visually interesting and (hopefully) awesome architectural spaces. I'm often in or passing by really neat buildings, offices, or stores on a job or just exploring the South Bay and I'd really love to take advantage of these opportunities and share a little of what I experience with you.

Now, I am a very visual person, so Architecture Wednesday will mostly take the form of photography supplemented with a little bit of context in writing. Just don't expect a full thesis on a space each time. lol.

The above space is from a lovely cafe in San Jose called B2 Coffee, which is the second location of the Bellano Coffee company. The space makes up an incredibly well lit cafe and shared working space. Perfect for an afternoon meeting or editing session. You can mingle, drink coffee, and even catch a live music performance. I've photographed quite a bit here for Content Magazine, documenting the many events hosted here.

From a design standpoint I really enjoy the use of the brick walls, large, windowed-garage doors, and high ceilings. All of that make for a great open space. Good luck trying to find a seat on a sunny Saturday afternoon; this place gets packed.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this Architecture Wednesday and I'll look forward to next week's post. Let me know your thoughts on B2 the next time you check it out.