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Sawtooth / Waechter Architecture

  • 09:00 - 4 March, 2016
Sawtooth / Waechter Architecture
Sawtooth  / Waechter Architecture, © David Papazian
© David Papazian

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From the architect. Construction has completed on Sawtooth in Lake Oswego. Award-winning Waechter Architecture was given the task of designing a compact 8-unit apartment complex whereby each individual unit would have optimum privacy, as well as natural light and a view.

© David Papazian
© David Papazian
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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© David Papazian

WA’s solution for each unit was to create one generously volumed living space with precisely one east-facing view window and one ambient light window. In this way, each unit maintains privacy, focuses its attention on the framed river / mountain view and is generously day-lit by a high clerestory window.  A sawtooth roof form was used to achieve this configuration.

© David Papazian
© David Papazian
East Section
East Section
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© David Papazian

Each 1 bedroom 600 square foot unit is organized on two floors with living space above and sleeping below.  The uphill 4 units are elevated by a one-level parking podium allowing them views over the downhill units.  The building’s walls and roofs are painted a monochromatic dark bronze giving them a sculptural quality

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