The wooden bricks that form the cube structure of Outpost Basel were finished using the ancient Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique, a wood burning method which gives the wood a rich black hue.
Following the positive reception of their Collectors Lounge 38 Beams at Design Miami/2014 last December, Seattle-based Olson Kundig returns with Outpost Basel, another inspirational lounge for the continuation of Design Miami’s 10th Anniversary in Basel, Switzerland.
photographer: Tim Bies/Olson Kundig Architects
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