Home by Assistant Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra Showcased in Residential Design Magazine
The 2022 issue of Residential Design magazine—“for architects and builders of distinctive homes”—features Casa Schneider, a custom home in Tucson, Arizona designed by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects.
In the “Inner Sanctum” feature, the magazine notes that Casa Schneider, a 3,647-square-foot residence built in Tucson’s Mercado District in 2020, is a house that “draws on Mexican precedents to create a multigenerational, modernist retreat.”
Noting that “the firm’s superpower is its ability to use a tricky piece of land as a springboard for felicity and surprise,” the article reviews the home’s design process, which is notable in part because of the lot’s constrained buildable area, which wraps around a bend in the public plaza at the front of the house.
“Luis and Teresa created a ‘bent trapezoid’ by drawing simple, two-story rectangles that slip past each other, resulting in a triangular void that became an enclosed courtyard,” writes the author.
The final result? A distinct, usable home that “makes many poetic moves… but is also about the passage of time.”
Rosano, who is a 1994 graduate of the University of Arizona’s Bachelor of Architecture program, joined the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in 2011. With Ibarra, she founded Ibarra Rosano Design Architects in 1999 after winning their first international design award. Since then, the duo has continued to earn international recognition for their unique desert modern architecture. Architecture Magazine has recognized Ibarra Rosano in its issue on the “Arizona School” featuring their state’s design vanguards. Since then, their work has gone on to be published in over 150 national and international publications and has received over 50 design awards. At CAPLA, she teaches site analysis and planning, architectural programming and design studios.