Tom Kundig: Houses 2 contemporary exterior
 

Tom Kundig: Houses 2

False Bay Writer's Cabin in San Juan Island, Washington by Olson Kundig Architects.

Photograph by Tim Bies.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

John Hill added this to Books: Tom Kundig's Houses 2
This glass box can also become a wood box. The wood decks on three sides of the cabin lift "through a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope [ visible extending from each corner down to the deck ], pivoting sheaves, and lead blocks."
Eric Reinholdt added this to Design Workshop: Kinetic Architecture
At 10 feet in height, the pivoting walls are substantial, but they make for suitably proportioned decks and serve to mark this structure’s place in a vast surrounding landscape. The kinetic walls allow a 500-square-foot interior to feel like 5,000 square feet when open, and 50 square feet when closed, a feat that’s difficult to achieve any other way.When to use: Sparingly. This type of kinetic treatment is unique enough to warrant limited use. If used everywhere, aside from the prohibitive cost, it risks becoming gimmicky.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

bserver added this to #30 outdoor kitchen
on Monday
Could be outside kitchen area?
lwdeman added this to lwdeman's ideas
March 30, 2014
cabin idea
anamcarbonell added this to anamcarbonell's Favorites
March 29, 2014
Beach house
wmicheletti added this to wmicheletti's Ideas
March 20, 2014
Cool tiny house/guest house
cmfriday added this to cmfriday's ideas
March 11, 2014
full glass cabin with let down shutters that form decks
aladinbaljinac added this to aladinbaljinac's ideas
March 10, 2014
vikend 3
remismm added this to remismm's Ideas
March 3, 2014
Terasa
najibar added this to najibar's Ideas
March 2, 2014
Rural
sjones92 added this to sjones92's Ideas
February 6, 2014
Pool house
annadevilliers added this to plot
February 4, 2014
weekend cottages!
Francisco Rubio added this to francisco_rubio's ideas
January 30, 2014
Casas con paredes movible .
gabrieladobles added this to gabrieladobles 's Ideas
January 28, 2014
Ya abierta
jonnyshocko added this to jonnyshocko's Favorites
January 25, 2014
small home :)
dzuir added this to dzuir's Ideas
January 22, 2014
Terraza
4868 added this to Greenhouse
January 19, 2014
At 10 feet in height, the pivoting walls are substantial, but they make for suitably proportioned decks and serve to mark this structure’s place in a vast surrounding landscape. The kinetic walls allow a 500-square-foot interior to feel like 5,000 square feet when open, and 50 square feet when closed, a feat that’s difficult to achieve any other way.
formstudioau added this to formstudioau's Ideas
January 7, 2014
Sheds
kombi1 added this to kombi1's Ideas
January 6, 2014
Voila!
jcm1012 added this to jcm1012's ideas
January 4, 2014
creative sidewall decks
thegediknight added this to thegediknight's Ideas
January 3, 2014
Love this!
Kevin Ritchie added this to kevin_ritchie's ideas
January 2, 2014
At 10 feet in height, the pivoting walls are substantial, but they make for suitably proportioned decks and serve to mark this structure’s place in a vast surrounding landscape. The kinetic walls allow a 500-square-foot interior to feel like 5,000 square feet when open, and 50 square feet when closed, a feat that’s difficult to achieve any other way.
elizabetehelenamarques added this to Casas cinéticas
January 2, 2014
At 10 feet in height, the pivoting walls are substantial, but they make for suitably proportioned decks and serve to mark this structure’s place in a vast surrounding landscape. The kinetic walls allow a 500-square-foot interior to feel like 5,000 square feet when open, and 50 square feet when closed, a feat that’s difficult to achieve any other way.
dali69 added this to dali69's Ideas
January 2, 2014
Minimum space
jlaging added this to jlaging's Ideas
January 1, 2014
Cabin
ironwind added this to REMISES, CABANONS, DOJO ETC..
December 30, 2013
L
juancho0612 added this to juancho0612's Ideas
December 30, 2013
Foulding walls
Debo Ajomale added this to industrial (Kinetic) Architecture
December 30, 2013
Glass paneling giving industrial yet modern appeal
alphaserve added this to alphaserve's Favorites
December 29, 2013
Just Yes!
toantt added this to toantt's ideas
December 28, 2013
Special house protection
L2P Design added this to houses
December 28, 2013
Perfect cottage
richilb67 added this to richilb67's Ideas
December 28, 2013
i love this idea
fathemeh added this to fireplace
December 28, 2013
view
idlersrest added this to new ideas to incorporate
December 27, 2013
Good idea for a "lookout" the sides fold up in winter for security.
hmmclean added this to hmmclean's ideas
December 27, 2013
Pivoting walls
digitalzoo added this to Fabulous PREFAB
December 27, 2013
Flip flop
krupaadam added this to krupaadam's ideas
December 27, 2013
glass bunker
mrtjgreen added this to mrtjgreen's Ideas
December 27, 2013
fully open
Meisha Milner added this to meisha_milner's Ideas
December 26, 2013
Simple house great idea
mininita added this to mininita's ideas
December 26, 2013
casa cubo segura abierta
San Francisco Design added this to Just Wow!
December 26, 2013
The exterior walls lower to become the deck! Security and looks
stellamississippi added this to stellamississippi's ideas
December 26, 2013
Cabin or studio enclosed walls
Auscan Fine Carpentry added this to auscanfinecarpentry's ideas
December 26, 2013
Very cool idea for snowbirds . Snowbird accommodation combined with RV use is something we are currently looking into
pktelf added this to Tiki Hut Redo
December 26, 2013
Decks
Roderick Farrugia added this to Living Room Ideas
December 26, 2013
Raising Walls
dianenelson added this to Architecture
December 26, 2013
Great idea for the lake!
janjapol added this to janjapol's ideas
December 26, 2013
nasa hiska na Lošinju
johnkenyon added this to johnkenyon's Favorites
December 25, 2013
Would make for a nice office. :-)
eastwanative added this to eastwanative's Ideas
December 25, 2013
More....
animato added this to Houses general
December 25, 2013
ability to close up "cabin"....
loyd001 added this to container house ideas
December 25, 2013
Employing a series of cables and hydraulic winches, three of the cabin’s four walls lower to become decks. The large south-facing deck can be operated independently of the smaller flanking decks, allowing for more variety.
rombondoc added this to rombondoc's Favorites
December 25, 2013
Interesting
Alyson Macgregor added this to alyson_macgregor's ideas
December 25, 2013
great idea for small house
gailjewell added this to Container Houses
December 25, 2013
The rood and walls
richfra123 added this to richfra's ideas
December 25, 2013
lowering walls
wimschuitema added this to nice exteriors
December 25, 2013
simple and nice
patriciacurio added this to patriciacurio's ideas
December 25, 2013
otima ideia
angelgomez added this to angelgomez's Ideas
December 25, 2013
Small house
bgontarek added this to bgontarek's ideas
December 25, 2013
Studio
jslaven added this to jslaven's Favorites
December 25, 2013
Getaway cabin
tomkowaleski added this to tomkowaleski's ideas
December 25, 2013
Casita
James Miller added this to james_miller1902's Ideas
December 25, 2013
How cool is that!
colecream added this to colecream's ideas
December 25, 2013
folding walls - see the cables
rauferwin added this to Dining Room Ideas
December 25, 2013
excelen
downunder folkart inc. added this to revboy's ideas
December 25, 2013
gr8 ! 2 !
mike0907 added this to mike0907's ideas
November 21, 2013
Catherine.symonds@gmail.com
Tim Ragland added this to Landscaping
October 2, 2013
THIS is what I wan ton the hilltop!
Kem Martin added this to kem_martin's ideas
July 12, 2013
interesting
smrtkuky added this to House Exterior
July 6, 2013
exterior awesome
smrtkuky added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 6, 2013
close up shop awesome
andygeorgiemac added this to andygeorgiemac's ideas
July 3, 2013
The field cabins
Homes-2-Enjoy added this to details
July 3, 2013
decks down
morphine added this to morphine's Ideas
May 18, 2013
idea for place up north like tom kundig designs
marsharebel added this to ARCHITECTURE
May 14, 2013
This glass box can also become a wood box. The wood decks on three sides of the cabin lift "through a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope [ visible extending from each corner down to the deck ], pivoting sheaves, and lead blocks."
gvloyola added this to gvloyola's ideas
April 22, 2013
Terraces
kjosey added this to Karen's New House
April 21, 2013
Tom Kundig: Houses 2 False Bay Writer's Cabin in San Juan Island, Washington by Olson Kundig Architects.
Wright-Built added this to wrightbuilttx's ideas
October 15, 2012
open and closed!
Tate Studio Architects added this to Great Huts
July 5, 2012
Seriously cool!
Fernando Patino added this to fernandopatino's ideas
April 16, 2012
Casa caja 2A
ajsmit added this to ajsmit's Favorites
March 21, 2012
Clever idea. Lock up and go.
krystall added this to krystall's ideas
January 4, 2012
2/5
yasminq added this to yasminq's Favorites
October 23, 2011
Closes up into a box. Great idea
dva3 added this to Cabin
October 18, 2011
Fold-out Deck
golo56 added this to golo56's ideas
October 14, 2011
Lote4c
mauricioarango added this to mauricioarango's Favorites
October 12, 2011
Lock Up
iriani added this to iriani's ideas
October 11, 2011
This glass box can also become a wood box. The wood decks on three sides of the cabin lift "through a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope [ visible extending from each corner down to the deck ], pivoting sheaves, and lead blocks."
kimlibin added this to kimlibin's ideas
October 10, 2011
"log cabin?"
leftydesign added this to small size and simpolicity
October 10, 2011
Small space
denfou50 added this to projet village
October 10, 2011
wire to pull up or down
picklesbrother added this to Picklesbrother's ideas
October 9, 2011
Kundig is the architect. This glass box can also become a wood box. The wood decks on three sides of the cabin lift "through a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope [ visible extending from each corner down to the deck ], pivoting sheaves, and lead blocks.
luisjesustorres48 added this to luisjesustorres48's ideas
October 9, 2011
Caja abierta
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