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Sawtooth in Oregon by Waechter Architecture

 
February 16th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Waechter Architecture

Construction has completed on Sawtooth, a clever response to the need for privacy, light and a view, by award-winning Waechter Architecture.

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

  • Architects: Waechter Architecture
  • Project: Sawtooth 
  • Location: 7 D Street in Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA 
  • Photography: David Papazian
  • Area: 6,100 square feet
  • Year: 2015

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

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. 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.

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © 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.

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

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