ECO Bike Storage Shed

San Francisco, CA

Initially, the project was conceived to address the growing need for secure bicycle storage for a multi-tenant office located in San Francisco’s SOMA district. The project evolved into a design-build experiment in sustainability within the context of an urban laboratory. The bike shed was designed and built in tandem with an office renovation. Aetypic performed architecture, structural engineering, and construction.

Sustainable Elements:

  • Alternative mode of transportation fits 10 bicycles.
  • Exterior cladding consists of recycled shipping pallets.
  • Interior cladding consists of 100% recyclable polycarbonate sheets.
  • Fiberglass roofing panels coated with UV protective layer.
  • Sliding barn doors and hardware salvaged and reused from demolition.
  • Designed in BIM allowing for calculation of accurate quantities and minimizing waste.


San Francisco, CA