SHOU SUGI BAN HOUSE

SHOU SUGI BAN HOUSE

Architect
Schwartz and Architecture
Location
Los Gatos, United States | View Map
Category
Private Houses
Matthew Millman

SHOU SUGI BAN HOUSE

Schwartz and Architecture as 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. We created a two-story addition clad in traditional Japanese ShouSugi Ban burnt wood siding that anchors home and site. Natural textures also prevail in the cosmetic remodeling of all the living spaces. The new volume adjacent to an expanded kitchen contains a family room and staircase to an upper guest suite.


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. 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.

Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
ToiletsDuravit
FaucetsDornbracht
Plumbing FixturesKohler
Lighting designPritchard Peck
Product Spec Sheet
Toilets
by Duravit
Faucets
Plumbing Fixtures
by Kohler
Lighting design
Charlton Morris Ltd
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Leeds, UK - Build completed in 2020
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