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Enter Kundig

April 11, 2013

Went to a talk last night by Tom Kundig at Stanford.  I was semi-familiar with his work, primarily because of his exquisite armature/mechanic inventions that effortlessly move whole ginormous window wall sections with the turn of a small hand crank.  Nifty stuff on its own, but I came away from the talk discovering he has […]

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Architecture Monday

June 24, 2019

Hold up for a second… Wine and Olson Kundig architecture?  Sign me up! I’ve spoken about Olson Kundig’s work before, and I very much love their work, especially their ability to pair the rough and rugged with the refined and precise.  And they do so not only in terms of materials and mechanisms, but even, […]

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Architecture Monday

October 1, 2018

Adaptive reuse, highly textured and rugged insertions, large mechanical devices operated by hand cranks… yep, it must be a design by Olson Kundig! And how!  Once an old mechanic’s garage, the walls, ceiling, and windows all proudly wear the patina of time.  Within this rich background are added the equally industrial-like bits to turn the […]

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Architecture Monday

February 8, 2016

This one’s just around the corner (well, figuratively) from me. A little adaptive reuse (yay!) by Olson Kundig architects, replete with the touches and details that make their work, well, work. I like to call these types of projects “facadomies” – cutting off the existing facade and replacing it with something new. In this case, […]

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Architecture Monday

November 10, 2014

Chicken Point Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects I’d seen a few works of Tom Kundig over the years, and remembered seeing the intricate and amazing armatures/mechanic bits that are in most of his projects.  But it wasn’t until I saw many of his works together that I realized, moreso than the armatures,  how exquisite his […]