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Show Sugi Ban House / Schwartz and Architecture

Show Sugi Ban House / Schwartz and Architecture

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  • Civil Site Surveyor:LC Engineering
  • City:Los Gatos
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Text description provided by the architects. This project, an extensive remodel and addition to an existing modern residence high above Silicon Valley, was inspired by dominant images and textures from the site: boulders, bark, and leaves.

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We created a two-story addition clad in traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban burnt wood siding that anchors home and site. Natural textures also prevail in the cosmetic remodeling of all the living spaces.

© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

The new volume adjacent to an expanded kitchen contains a family room and staircase to an upper guest suite.

© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

The original home was a joint venture between Min | Day as Design Architect and Burks Toma Architects as Architect of Record and was substantially completed in 1999.

© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

In 2005, Min | Day added the swimming pool and related outdoor spaces. Schwartz and Architecture (SaA) began work on the addition and substantial remodel of the interior in 2009, completed in 2015.

© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

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Cite: "Show Sugi Ban House / Schwartz and Architecture" 25 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782676/show-sugi-ban-house-schwartz-and-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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