ra50: Olson Kundig Architects


Olson Kundig’s houses move comfortably between art, nature, and architecture.


Olson Kundig Architects

  • scott allen steps out on his own

  • project highlight: wabi-sabi house celebrates the beauty of imperfection

    Rick Sundberg, FAIA, LEED AP, of Seattle-based Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, has designed a spec house for developer Carol Isaak Barden + Company in Houston, based on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi serenely celebrates the beauty of imperfections, accepts the impermanent...

  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum Bestows Design Awards

  • supplied by architect

    working with fabricators to blur the boundaries between objects and art.

  • artist's studio, seattle

    Necessity may be the mother of invention, but in the hands of Tom Kundig, FAIA, rudimentary solutions become bold and celebratory.

  • gizmo guru

    Most monographs whisk the reader through an architect's portfolio. They provide the opportunity for oohs and aahs, but they often don't contain enough space to take a truly in-depth look at the subject's work.

  • delta shelter, mazama, wash.

    Tom Kundig, FAIA, likes concrete and steel because they are indestructible materials, and the fact that many of the parts used in this tiny cabin could be fabricated off site and bolted together quickly and inexpensively.

  • northern lights

    After nearly four decades of practice, Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects is in the enviable, if well-deserved, position of being a star firm. The partners are at the top of their game, humming along from one plum project to the next. The firm possesses a nationally ranging portfolio of houses...

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