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.

This photo has 4 questions

February 13, 2015
arngon18 wrote:
whats a guesstimate on total price for this structure? - and who constructed it?
November 22, 2014
bmcourtney1978 wrote: - How much did this cost ?
October 1, 2014
amore_ wrote:
Top and bottom fold up and down?
June 5, 2014
jeanoneil wrote:
How much is this?

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, Architect 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.

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rickchard added this to rickchard's Favorites
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Retracting deck
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last Monday
Decks down
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last Monday
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March 22, 2015
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March 22, 2015
Laura Schmitz added this to Tiny House
March 18, 2015
creative fold out deck
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March 18, 2015
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March 17, 2015
Lake house
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March 11, 2015
Atrium container house
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March 10, 2015
Recreation Room
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March 9, 2015
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March 8, 2015
modern tiny house
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March 1, 2015
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March 1, 2015
Love the retractable deck.
Home Depot added this to Ivania's Elements
February 25, 2015
privacy cabin
E.Melanie Lever added this to Compact spaces
February 24, 2015
Lock up and leave
Josh Dritz added this to Josh Dritz's Ideas
February 22, 2015
Camp vacation get away
tphillips76 added this to tphillips76's Ideas
February 19, 2015
bunk house porch
Byron Kurogi added this to My House - Exterior
February 19, 2015
shape, glass, adaptable
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February 18, 2015
Walls turn to deck
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February 16, 2015
Workshop HB
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February 12, 2015
Pull up deck glass wall protection
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February 9, 2015
decks down
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February 8, 2015
cottage building
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February 5, 2015
Wow, fold up origami safeness!
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February 5, 2015
love it
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February 1, 2015
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February 1, 2015
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January 31, 2015
a clear house
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January 31, 2015
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January 31, 2015
Tiny house
charlabaird added this to exteriors
January 28, 2015
What an interesting hideaway - it looks like the 3 decks pull up to close the building
jensuefletch added this to jensuefletch's ideas
January 27, 2015
love it
genitaann added this to genitaann's Ideas
January 26, 2015
All glass
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January 25, 2015
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January 25, 2015
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January 23, 2015
plow my mind
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January 23, 2015
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January 22, 2015
outside office space
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January 22, 2015
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January 18, 2015
Façade amovibles
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January 12, 2015
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January 11, 2015
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January 8, 2015
Fold out patio
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January 2, 2015
Pull up the sides for security
tessio added this to tessio's Ideas
December 31, 2014
This should be our cabin up north.
Perkins + Will added this to jjerman01's ideas
December 28, 2014
cottage with drop down walls
wahineui added this to Emergency Prep
December 28, 2014
10' high pivoting walls are substantial, but make for suitably propor-tioned decks & make structure's place in vast landscape. Kinetic walls allow 500 sq. ft. interior to feel like 5,000 sq. ft. when open & 50 sq. ft. when closed, a feat difficult to achieve in any other way. Use this treatment sparingly. Costly to use everywhere, & risks becoming gimmicky.
stoffel169 added this to stoffel169's Ideas
December 27, 2014
Blackout windows
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December 24, 2014
thebauns added this to Tami's Idea
December 11, 2014
A glass house
blockbuster500 added this to blockbuster500's Ideas
December 10, 2014
See following picture of this house when it is closed down.
Madison Ashleigh Angell added this to Tiny Houses
December 7, 2014
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December 3, 2014
Metoda închidere cabana
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November 30, 2014
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November 6, 2014
Cuarto jardin
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October 22, 2014
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October 20, 2014
All buttoned up
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October 18, 2014
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October 16, 2014
Mary Ormond added this to MEO
October 12, 2014
Wow. No privacy
tasliemt added this to tasliemt's Ideas
October 12, 2014
Privacy opened
malryki added this to Lake House Ideas
October 4, 2014
Fold down walls turn into decks.
joannmcinnis added this to Beach House
October 2, 2014
Guest house
tompattyt added this to tompattyt's Ideas
September 30, 2014
Shade idea
Miles Huber added this to cool houses - small
September 30, 2014
outdoor office...roof protects from sun
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September 27, 2014
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September 24, 2014
possible bunker design
Laura Wilson Warf added this to laura_wilsonwarf's Ideas
September 21, 2014
Great views, privacy option
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September 14, 2014
Buat cafe ice cream lucuu
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September 14, 2014
pop up house
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September 13, 2014
Sugarloaf, security, backcountry, Montana, wyo
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September 13, 2014
fold down protective shutter-walls that become decks
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September 7, 2014
Casa refugio
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September 5, 2014
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August 30, 2014
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August 28, 2014
Drop it anywhere.!!
sarahc0828 added this to sarahc0828's ideas
August 26, 2014
The whole thing
Deana Stowe added this to resale/antique workshop/boutique
August 26, 2014
Perfect for us!
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August 25, 2014
guest cabin with pull up doors to protect windows.
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August 23, 2014
Stan Gee added this to Tiny House Exteriors
August 23, 2014
With 10′ tall glass walls on three sides, the main room is as immersed in the natural environment as a conditioned indoor space can be. The writer only has to look up to watch passing wildlife and enjoy unimpeded views of the surrounding landscape. The fourth wall has bookshelves on one side and a concealed Murphy bed on the other, with a doorway in between leading into the service area. On the left is a compact galley kitchen with a fridge and several feet of counterspace, while to the right is the bathroom with shower.” – Small House Bliss
Robert Glieden added this to robert_glieden's Ideas
August 16, 2014
An office one day...
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August 10, 2014
Tuinhuis met openklappend terras
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August 3, 2014
walls become decks
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August 3, 2014
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July 24, 2014
Fold up building
msjones937 added this to Tiny House Ideas
July 20, 2014
Great beach home in Florida or at Delaware beaches
Nancy Searle added this to a tiny guest house
July 19, 2014
love that it closes up!
jodi_gatto added this to jodi_gatto's Ideas
July 15, 2014
Love the expandable porch/open windows.
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July 9, 2014
Fold Down Patio
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July 7, 2014
Mums bunk house
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July 6, 2014
Kids vacation home
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July 4, 2014
Pack and go living
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July 3, 2014
Fold up house
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July 1, 2014
Great studio
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June 30, 2014
Deck walls
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June 28, 2014
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June 28, 2014
looks cool
David Consbruck, Architect added this to Modular House
June 26, 2014
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June 23, 2014
Tiny house
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June 21, 2014
2nd lockup
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June 15, 2014
tiny house
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June 10, 2014
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June 5, 2014
so cool; house in a box
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June 3, 2014
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June 3, 2014
Idea de ventanas porch
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May 27, 2014
"Draw bridge" decks
Kendra Smith added this to NEW Idea Book outside
May 27, 2014
Outside office or arcade
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May 26, 2014
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May 20, 2014
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May 17, 2014
Sides down
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May 14, 2014
mobil deck
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May 11, 2014
Summer hide away
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May 11, 2014
Tiny house
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May 6, 2014
Cute batch
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April 25, 2014
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April 24, 2014
The pull up decking and coverage
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April 22, 2014
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April 21, 2014
Ok. So this looks like a great design for portability. What fun!
Marta Cortes added this to marta_cortes's Ideas
April 20, 2014
bserver added this to #30 outdoor kitchen
April 14, 2014
Could be outside kitchen area?
lwdeman added this to lwdeman's ideas
March 30, 2014
cabin idea
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March 29, 2014
Beach house
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March 20, 2014
Cool tiny house/guest house
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March 11, 2014
full glass cabin with let down shutters that form decks
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March 10, 2014
vikend 3
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March 3, 2014
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March 2, 2014
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February 6, 2014
Pool house
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February 4, 2014
weekend cottages!
Francisco Rubio added this to francisco_rubio's ideas
January 30, 2014
Casas con paredes movible .
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January 28, 2014
Ya abierta
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January 25, 2014
small home :)
Dalain Zuir added this to dzuir's Ideas
January 22, 2014
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.
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January 7, 2014
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January 6, 2014
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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
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January 1, 2014
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December 30, 2013
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December 30, 2013
Foulding walls
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December 30, 2013
Glass paneling giving industrial yet modern appeal
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December 29, 2013
Just Yes!
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December 28, 2013
Special house protection
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December 28, 2013
Perfect cottage
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December 28, 2013
i love this idea
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December 28, 2013
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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
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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
Bulloch Interior Designs 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
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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
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!
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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
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.
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December 25, 2013
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December 25, 2013
great idea for small house
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December 25, 2013
The rood and walls
richfra123 added this to richfra's ideas
December 25, 2013
lowering walls
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December 25, 2013
simple and nice
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December 25, 2013
otima ideia
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December 25, 2013
Small house
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December 25, 2013
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December 25, 2013
Getaway cabin
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December 25, 2013
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
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December 25, 2013
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December 25, 2013
gr8 ! 2 !
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November 21, 2013
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
smrtkuky added this to House Exterior
July 6, 2013
exterior awesome
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July 6, 2013
close up shop awesome
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July 3, 2013
The field cabins
Dezignscapes 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."
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