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John King: Berkeley buildings that make me happy

Photo: John King John King, the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, and a Berkeley dweller, writes a weekly column for the paper called Cityscapes in which, in words and photographs, he highlights an architectural slice of San Francisco life. The columns have been collected into a second book, “Cityscapes 2: Reading the Architecture of San Francisco,” published by […]

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John King: Keeping downtown Berkeley’s design distinctive is a tall order

The newly emerging BAM/PFA building in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle By John King / San Francisco Chronicle A walk through downtown Berkeley reveals a treasure of pre-World War II architecture, different styles and materials blending together in comfortable structures that were built for their time but seem to grow in stature with […]