IBARRA ROSANO

DESIGN ARCHITECTS

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Year Completed: 2020

Square Footage: 3647 sq ft

Photographer: Bill Timmerman

Contractor: Repp McClain

The design of Casa Schneider acknowledges the unique desert sunlight and its dynamic quality throughout the day and year. Two building masses slip past one another, inviting sun to cast its constantly changing hues and shapes on plastered white walls. Windows and openings playfully animate an otherwise monastic façade. Planes fold and facet to receive the ever-changing hue of desert light at both interior and exterior.


Representing an evolution of both client and architect, this modern interpretation of vernacular architecture transforms an urban lot into a dynamic play of Sonoran Desert light.

Casa Schneider