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Thu 17.9.

‘Outpost’ in Central Idaho / USA by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 17.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Outpost' is Central Idaho by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

'Outpost' is Central Idaho by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, Photo by Jan Cox

The Seattle-based Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects realised this stunning residence and studio/workshop for making and displaying art. Set in the remote and harsh high desert landscape of Idaho, the complex received this important aspect – a protected “paradise garden” which is separated from the wild landscape by thick concrete walls.

The 'Paradise Garden' surrounded by thick concrete walls

The 'Paradise Garden' surrounded by thick concrete walls, Photo by Tim Bies

The materials used in the structure, including concrete block, car-decking, and plywood, require little or no maintenance, and are capable of withstanding the extreme weather that characterize the desert’s four seasons.

'Outpost' by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

'Outpost' by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, Photo by Tim Bies

Kitchen

Kitchen, Photo by Tim Bies

Living room

Living room, Photo by Tim Bies

to the Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects website