Olson Kundig is a Seattle-based design practice founded on the ideas that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. Led by five owners, the firm’s work can be found across the globe, with projects as wide ranging as huts to high rises, homes—often for art collectors—to academic, cultural and civic projects, museums and exhibition design, places of worship, creative production, urban design and interior design.
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June 17RT : In a Seattle loft, 's Jim Olson created a table that's perfect for a large crowd or an intimate dinner. https:/…
“Zome Alloy” — on the plaza outside #zomeworks is an installation by our friend , modeled after the 1972 Zome House designed and built by southwest inventor Steve Baer — principal Jerry Garcia spoke in the Zome this week on the panel “Alive Architecture / Techniques For Today”, moderated by Tuazon, along with panelists Oliver Storz and Hannes Schwertfeger, Piet Vollaard, and Antoine Rocca (image by Jerry Garcia)
only the second ever installation by New Zealand at , “Future Islands” was envisioned by creative director Charles Walker and associate director Kathy Waghorne as 22 island-like forms, suspended to support more than 100 models of built and speculative Kiwi architecture — using the allegory of the archipelago to convey the diverse potential in alternate ways of living (photo by )
in Venice… the Nordic pavilion’s timeless trees are shielded by a wooden pyramid constructed as a social condenser: “In Therapy” allows visitors to ascend from any side into the iconic concrete light wells above — a metaphor for the relationship of contemporary architects with the masters of Nordic architecture (image by )
on site with Kimberly Shoemake-Medlock, Laura Bartunek, and Tom Kundig: our design team for the newly completed Paradise Road Housing at Smith College, a set of five brick apartment-style residential buildings set around a small quad on the edge of this New England campus (image by project principal )
#FlyByNight retrofits the Vietnam-era naval vessel Baylander with Olson Kundig-designed roosting coops, where the artists will be releasing and guiding the LED-lit birds in a glowing murmuration across the Brooklyn Navy Yard, each weekend evening until June 12th (video by ) has collaborated with designer Kirsten Becker from our office to manifest a mesmerizing display of New York’s ubiquitous but under-appreciated pigeons — with the support of , Riley’s
turning the corner at the soon to open — a lot of talented people came together to make this curtain wall… come together
repost of a beautiful photo capturing the embodied potential that is #tinyhouse program is an empowering collaboration between at-risk teens and mentors like Scott Bishop of to build shelters for local homeless communities using salvaged materials such as the wood framing from our lounge project — super inspiring work, everyone!.revolution — their
a film crew from #BMWi3 in context of the project dropped by our studio to profile our client Lou Maxon’s design meeting with , part of a series documenting Lou’s energy-efficient travels around the city — check his account for a holistic look into our collaboration with him on , and more of his
a beautiful image from the Jim Olson-designed Beach Resort & Spa by talented photographer — check out her feed for more
the only way to travel — our staff and are dogsled experts now (video by Tom Kundig)
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