Using a lightweight, cement-based composite, Concreteworks Studio crafts a wide variety of custom products, but Swatt turns to the Oakland, Calif., firm for bathtubs and countertops. For one project, he says, “we embedded fiber optics into the concrete”—a custom touch that's “invisible during the day, yet glows like the galaxy at night.” Concreteworks Studio, 510.534.7141; www.concreteworks.com.

 

  • Robert M. Swatt, FAIA

    Credit: Swatt Architects

    Robert M. Swatt, FAIA

swatt architects
robert m. swatt, faia
emeryville, calif.
www.swattarchitects.com