Schwartz and Architecture

Schwartz and Architecture

Services:

  • Architecture

Regions:

  • San Francisco & Bay Area

Rutledge Street Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Rutledge Street Residence Photo: Matthew Millman

About SaA Studio

SaA fosters a critical practice through built work. While some projects remain speculative, our focus is always on the promise of the constructed artifact as the most potent test of the full complexity of architecture. This focus on building requires us to be equally creative and strategic, drawing into our sphere of responsibility both more abstract explorations of movement, light, and space, as well as tangible forces that define architectural production today.

 

While we pride ourselves on the creative — architectural solutions of clarity, economy, and grace –, our lens is always through the pragmatics of a client's needs. This includes the exigencies of budget, schedule, code interpretation, permitting, community review, fabrication methods, and construction techniques. In fact, negotiating these often competing, real-world demands inspires our creativity. Each affects the final form and content of the work; each is fodder for design.

 

We are committed to a highly interactive and individualized design process with our clients. We thrive on this engagement and expect that the result of our work together will always yield something that exceeds all of our initial expectations. The studio is a collaborative one and we are all first and foremost passionate designers; an enthusiasm we gladly share.

 

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Hydeaway House, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Hydeaway House: The design for this 1,900 square foot home adjacent to a working vineyard in Sonoma begins with a simple, one-story rectangular floor plan, not unlike any number of recent pre-fabricated prototypes for low cost, sustainable single-family homes. But then, the shape of the house begins to morph with the push and pull of the surrounding environment. The simple rectangular box folds in two to embrace the open 1-acre site. Read on... Photo: Matthew Millman

Sonoma Pool House, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Sonoma Pool House: This wine country pool house|garden folly is carefully scaled to both anchor the landscape yet tread lightly upon it. A few simple moves create a sculptural object in the garden that captures shadows in subtly changing ways over the course of the day. See more... Photo: Matthew Millman

Rutledge Street Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Rutledge Street Residence Photo: Matthew Millman

Nineteenth Street Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Nineteenth Street Residence: Photo: Matthew Millman

Buena Vista Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Buena Vista Residence Photo: Matthew Millman

Caselli Avenue Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Caselli Avenue Residence Photo: Matthew Millman

Wisconsin Street Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Wisconsin Street Residence Photo: Matthew Millman

Rhode Island Street Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Rhode Island Street Residence Photo: Matthew Millman

Nineteenth Street Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Nineteenth Street Residence Photo: Matthew Millman

Rhode Island Street Residence, Schwartz and Architecture | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Rhode Island Street Residence Photo: Matthew Millman

 

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