The Helen and Donald Olsen House in Berkeley. Photography: Derrick Coetzee

Modernist architecture might have arrived late to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1930s, but once established it remained a leading design philosophy for more than 40 years.

The Bay Area’s Modernist buildings combine daring, structural technologies with eye-catching industrial materials and work in harmony with its beautiful land and seascapes.

This regional spin is celebrated in a new architectural map by Blue Crow, which plots 50 exceptional Modernist buildings in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and beyond.

Explore eight outstanding landmarks.

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