Two More Wonders by Olson Kundig
Sleek and Innovative Designs
Olson Kundig, the famous Seattle-based architectural firm which has bagged various awards for countless exceptional designs and modern innovations, has so much to show within its vast portfolio that we have no choice but to feature two more of their one of a kind projects. This well known firm has years and years of experience and they create masterpieces unlike any other architects. You’ll see what we mean when you check out these photos. Then be sure to take a moment and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
Gulf Island Cabin
Set on an island off the coast of Vancouver Island, this single-room cabin covers the basics of living. It is a no-maintenance retreat where the emphasis is on the experience of nature. A large, weathered steel panel slides across a window wall, securing the space when the owner is away. Purposely built on the site of a former cabin, the tiny—191 square feet—structure fits within the footprint of the previously disturbed area. A retaining wall formed of rammed local earth is set against a raw steel-clad box incorporating highly insulated glass. The untreated mild steel cladding is allowed to weather naturally and will eventually blend in with the surrounding rocks and foliage. Inside, wood-finished surfaces create a cozy refuge.
he Brain is a 14,280 cubic-foot cinematic laboratory where the client, a filmmaker, can work out ideas. Physically, that neighborhood birthplace of invention, the garage, provides the conceptual model. The form is essentially a cast-in-place concrete box, intended to be a strong yet neutral background that provides complete flexibility to adapt the space at will. Inserted into the box along the north wall is a steel mezzanine. All interior structures are made using raw, hot-rolled steel sheets.
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