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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March 4, 2014
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Talmage Dangerfield

I agree, that is really quite original. I love having windows, but I worry about security when having an entire home built out of windows. This is such a creative idea. Does it have any kind of security system on it?

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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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abri parfait pour l'hiver très innovateur
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Drop down decks
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Love feature to close and protect and then useful decking
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Hurricane idea!
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windows and deck!
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fold down walls to make deck
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Convertible shutters into decks...
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for bunk house
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Hurricanes, Hale storms, nosy neighbors....,eat your hearts out!
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Fold down deck - extra security
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guest house
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coolest idea ever
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deck turns into window covering
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The ability to close up and completely "board" up the home.
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Sunlight control
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Protective walls turn into decks. Great idea for security.
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close it up
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Back yard shed and relaxing place, with glass paneling or doors that open right up entirely down and act as a ramp for a lawnmower. No sideways open but down ways
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Hinged sides!
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love the decks that can be lowered!
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Cover windows
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Seguridad y transformación
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Pour montrer au Rich
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hurricane proof. HaHa!
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Pour le cabanon
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Awesome concept, would make transportation safer and would bring the porches with you!
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cabin love walls that protect windows and turn into a deck
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el techo
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unique way to close up house
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security for cabin=deck
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the safe house
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lock up when not in use
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Protection & terrace
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Hinged Decks to Walls
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Open close
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Containerhome Humm Bond Movie Style
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dynamic deck panels
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Over the pool deck
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Removable wall
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walls into desk
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Shipping container with drop walls... Yes!
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For the FULL OUTDOOR experience!
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Outside house
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Folding walls
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creating outdoor space
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Closed for the Winther sæson
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secure with lighting
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Tiny, great security
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something to think about
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Galen idé, snacka om box.
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Fold up panels
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buena idea para proteger una casa deshabitada por , largos periodos
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Secure porch/door
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Decks that rise up
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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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What it does.
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Folding house
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The privacy created by utilizing the deck
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Ultimate shutters for sun weather protection
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Retractable decks
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Pull up walls
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garden house. . . fold-up decks!
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Shutters being raised.
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Perfect for 3LazyL Ranch
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security and deck expansion rolled into one
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Lock up and go
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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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Love for bad weather
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What an interesting way to protect the glass in winter!
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Could be all we need....
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Future cabin
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Diseño de cabaña
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should buy one of these for a cottage. put it on any lot near a lake
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glass walls plus security when you are gone!
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It's different and has an optional deck.
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Close up ability
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Guest house
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