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.

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July 3, 2013
Beverly Anderson Interior Design wrote:
I would love to see the interior and the floor plan
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I'd luv to see the interior as well. If there's storage and good lighting then just tell me when I can move in. Maybe that's where I need to be to write the trilogy inside of my head!!!
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Михаил Батищев
идея очень оригинальная! Мне нравится
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John Hill added this to Books: Tom Kundig's Houses 2
"In order to feel cold, you have to feel hot; in order to feel safe, you have to feel at risk," he adds.
Dorman Architects added this to What's Next for Our Homes' Exterior Design?
Dynamic: False Bay Writer's Cabin, San Juan Island, Washington, by Olson Kundig Architects (2009). Those less settled may opt for something more dynamic and mobile. Others may seek a house with the ability to transform itself depending on the time of day, the seasons or occupancy status by the use of devices such as sliding or folding screens.
Spry Architecture added this to 8 Wonders of Imagination in Architecture
Imagination in FunctionThe architect's imagination created this small home to quickly react to its exterior environment. Walls that protect the glass can be raised or lowered depending upon the home's solar need or desired views. The home's flexible nature and small footprint allow it to function in varied climates.
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: Kinetic Architecture
Simple physical mechanics allow this configuration to transform. 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. Raising the two side walls leaves the interior with a single glazed wall, creating a focused view to the landscape.

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That is one of the coolest homes I've ever seen. Glass walls are my obsession...but now I don't have to do the work to shade and shutter the house? SOLD.
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covering walls become a deck...
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I had seen the side walls like this on a building in the Florida region, (to protect the windows during the storms).
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Fold down deck
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Outside office
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Diseño de cabaña
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glass walls plus security when you are gone!
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Outside room with fold up sides
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Walls/shutters turn into decks. Nice.
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security and deck expansion rolled into one . . . . .
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the security of the house
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Great Fold Up Decks for a Tiny Portable House
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Sides pull up so no one can break in!
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interesting concept relative to storm protection?
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mobil deck
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Off the coast of Washington State, wall opening, Architecture by Tom Kundig.
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