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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Tomorrow 3:30pm twitter.com/i/web/status/7… September 23/ 's "Welcome To The 5th Facade" at Local Sightings Film Fest…
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Shinsegae International, designed by Tom Kundig/twitter.com/i/web/status/7… September 23, has been shortlisted for the awards:…
livestream.com/TEDx/events/62… September 22Fairy Tales competition as part of the Welcome To The 5th Facade story
@interiordesignmag's #idpicks challenge this week is "views" — we'd love to share some of our favorites, as framing the natural landscape is often the primary focus of our prospect/refuge design strategies — above is Tom Kundig's Whistler Ski House, interior design led by Christine Burkland (image by Benjamin Benschneider)
brilliant performance this weekend by — “Bridge Over Mud” was an ever-shifting wonder of mechanics, optics, and sound, with a palpable spirit of collaborative invention — thanks to for making Seattle an international destination for performance art of this caliber, bravo!
collaborators and during a post-screening Q&A this weekend at the Port Townsend Film Festival this weekend (image by )
’s “Welcome To The 5th Facade” short film makes its way up to the Strait of Juan de Fuca this weekend as it features among dozens of international films at the Port Townsend Film Festival — the towns historic shipbuilding industry is a vibrant backdrop to this exciting and modern celebration of independent cinema (image and 5th Facade Graphic Novel boats by )
#TEDxSAUSALITO, part of a list of esteemed guests in the series entitled “Why Creativity?” — Alan is presenting his research and output for the ongoing #5thfacade project, and thoughts on how creative process evolves through multiple media and collaborators (streaming video link in our bio, Alan speaks around 4:30 PST) is speaking this afternoon at
this week we celebrated with Yakama blessings as Heritage University honored two of its founders with the dedication of two new campus buildings in their names: the Martha B. Yallup Health Sciences Building and the Violet Lumley Rau Center the buildings are very simple but add to the creation of a true campus experience — our studio led the architectural design, as well as a campus master plan, which will lead university planning for future growth — Olson Kundig team: Tom Kundig Kirsten Murray Jim Friesz Sini Kamppari Cornelia Herger
the ice cube is still melting, but on the other side of Occidental Square our interns have installed a groovy installation of their own for #ok_spacenoodle is a self-contained wholly other world lined with experimental surfaces which bend perception and alter mind states — activating the latent public space where a car would park,
in the latest iteration of our in-office gallery program, The Ledge, we hosted artist and friend Pae White for the opening of her exhibition of tapestries and sculptures — the installation goes beyond the prescribed "ledge" itself, and into the adjacent staircase to take advantage of our skylight
when our team envisioned this installation object for ’s theme “Design Change”, we had no idea what would would happen or how the environment would affect it — what we were surprised and delighted to find were the many ways in which its luminous and flowing presence has affected US
Olson Kundig design team:
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as dawn broke this morning, the elemental form of #ok_icecube stood alone as a lantern in the square, illuminated seemingly from within — Niteo’s lighting strategy takes advantage of the varied translucency of the blocks to bring a single overhead light source through to every edge of the ice — #SDF2016
last night, under cover of darkness, Cascade Crystal Ice drove a truck full of massive ice blocks to Pioneer Square, and began unloading them onto the prepared pedestal laid by #ok_icecube installation, designed for Seattle Design Festival 2016 — the first courses were critical to the structural integrity of our
we're honored and humbled to have Tom recently inducted to the 2016 class of National Academician members, among such an inspiring group of peers — the 191-year-old National Academy recognizes exceptional contributions to art and architecture, representing a commitment to preserving cultural heritage of the United States and pushing creative boundaries
the #ok_icecube design team visits the shop at , fabricators of the custom modular pedestal and benches that will accompany the ICE CUBE in Occidental Park — Janos and David are talented collaborators that took extra care in sourcing, painting, and CNC-milling graphics into these waterproof Extira panels, including a control datum on each side to measure the melt rate of the cube over time
#SDF2016 (image by )
this week we’re gearing up for our participation in the with “ICE CUBE”, a temporary installation showcasing the stages of the natural water cycle as a 10-ton ice cube evaporates and melts — over the course of the festival the ice will shift from opaque to translucent, offering a cool respite to visitors and scattering ambient sunlight and colors throughout Occidental Park. the pure form of the cube will gradually erode in the summer sun, marking the passage of time as its waters slowly return to the sea… .
the design team for ICE CUBE:
this winning entry was selected from an internal call for installation designs addressing the festival’s theme of “design change,” part of a larger initiative called Idea Incubator — launched in May 2016 as part of the Think Tank program, Idea Incubator creates an outlet for Olson Kundig employees to pursue design skills through in-house competitions
Staff: & (image by Ben Benschneider)
our resident gizmologist Phil Turner always asking the practical questions at a recent visit to the #12thavenueiron shop — here Steve Marks showed us the iteration involved to bend plate steel into a hemmed edge of just the right proportion, part of the fabrication for a custom fixture designed by our interiors studio
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