In a corner of the tough urban setting that is the Lower Haight, Bloo is an ode to serenity. Built into an Edwardian apartment building of 1910, Bloo was re-invented from a low-cost deli into a softly lit dining room. Clean modern materials of stain grade timber, glass tile, and dual story drapery, along with concealed lighting, accentuate the softy rounded seating providing an oasis on the eclectic block of record stores and smoke shops.

Typology Commercial
completed Summer 2003
materials Stain grade douglas fir flooring, glass mosaic tile, Rose Brand drapery, Umbra chairs, douglas fir benches


Architect Elmer Lin, Rouel dela Paz
Contractor Declan Sharkey
Woodworking Christopher Jason Nogoy