Photographer: Kevin Scott
In 1912, Jim Olson’s grandparents built a summer cottage on a forested site on Puget Sound. Olson spent summers and many weekends there as a child. When he was eighteen years old and a first-year architecture student, his dad gave him five hundred dollars and said, “Go build a bunkhouse.” This was Olson’s first great opportunity. Nestled amidst the trees of this waterside forest and raised on stilts, this tiny cabin sat respectfully on the landscape. When his grandparents’ cottage was destroyed by fire in the 1960s, the bunkhouse was left as the sole structure on the property. (more…)
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
When briefing Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, the owners of the Glass Farmhouse in Eastern Oregon cited modernist master Philip Johnson’s translucent icon, the Glass House, as a point of reference. The architects duly delivered. (more…)