Sawtooth / Waechter Architecture

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Lake Oswego, United States
  • Architect In Charge: Waechter Architecture
  • City: Lake Oswego
  • Country: United States
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Sawtooth  / Waechter Architecture - Windows, Facade
© David Papazian

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

Sawtooth  / Waechter Architecture - Chair
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Floor Plan
Sawtooth  / Waechter Architecture - Countertop, Kitchen, Windows, Sink
© 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.

Sawtooth  / Waechter Architecture - Facade, Windows
© David Papazian
East Section
Sawtooth  / Waechter Architecture - Windows, Facade
© 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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Address:Lake Oswego, OR, United States

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Cite: "Sawtooth / Waechter Architecture" 04 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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