Schwarzenbach Residence

Pasadena, CA

Our renovation uncovers the underlying geometry of an early Whitney Smith home. Two wings with diamond-shaped roof-end profiles come at 140 degrees to each together. Building upon this hidden feature, we aim to make it reverberant through the house. We peeled away the layers, bringing clarity and flow to the floor plan. We threaded the diamond through, in form or by implication, responding to conditions at different junctures of the house.