Shou Sugi Ban House was extended by Schwartz and Architecture for an existing modern house located high above Silicon Valley, was inspired by dominant images and textures from the site: boulders, bark, and leaves.

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Architect: Schwartz and Architecture
Location: Los Gatos, CA, USA
Completed: 2015

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Project's description: Enlarging an existing home that has an already strong and complete architectural character can be challenging. Here, we anchor the existing one-story home with a new two-story independent volume, using it both as punctuation mark and counterpoint to the existing composition. We clad the addition in traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban burnt cedar siding both to anchor home with site and to create the visual weight necessary to anchor the existing exuberantly-roofed horizontal building.

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

Modern house in California by Schwartz and Architecture

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