artist in residence(s)

The houses in Tom Kundig’s second monograph engage deeply with their sites.

The Pierre (Lopez Island, Wash., 2010), which graces the book’s cover, is a sod-roofed structure inserted into space excavated from a massive rock outcropping.

Slaughterhouse Beach House (Maui, Hawaii, 2009) comprises three connected “huts,” topped with traditional Hawaiian roofs of corrugated metal. Kundig manipulated the roof forms to promote nature ventilation. Large operable window walls turn indoor spaces into sheltered outdoor pavilions.

False Bay Writer’s Cabin (San Juan Island, Wash., 2010) has protective shutters that open to form decks. Its fireplace pivots 180 degrees, so it can be viewed from indoors or outdoors.

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