Architect Tom Kundig is known worldwide for work that champions elemental materiality, honest expression of building craft, and intuitive functionality. This new edition of Tom Kundig: Houses collects five early and iconic residential projects: Studio House, the Brain Studio, Chicken Point Cabin, Delta Shelter, and Hot Rod House. Each is presented from the sketch phase through dramatic photographs of finished buildings. These houses reveal meticulously realized details, a sensitivity to materials, and a harmonious relationship with nature-the product of intensive collaboration among designer, builder, and client. Kundig's work has been lauded as both raw and refined-disparate characteristics that produce extraordinarily inventive designs inspired by the industrial structures of his native Pacific Northwest and its vibrant craft cultures. Steven Holl, Billie Tsien, and Rick Joy offer personal reflections on Kundig's architectural ethos. Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, is a principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig. His honors include a National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; the AIA Seattle Gold Medal; and election to the National Academy of Design as an Academician in Architecture. His most recent book, Tom Kundig: Working Title, was published, in 2020. Book jacket.
Publication Date: 25-May-2021
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press