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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Beverly Anderson Interior Design wrote:
I would love to see the interior and the floor plan
     Comment   July 3, 2013
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samssweetpea
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!!!
March 19, 2014 at 11:56AM     
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Михаил Батищев
идея очень оригинальная! Мне нравится
March 30, 2014 at 4:10AM   
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mireillewinchester wrote:
could i have plan for this house. good for my hurricane prone island - i live in a hurricane prone country and would love this plan.. any interior photos please mwinchester07@hotmail.com
   Comment   March 4, 2014
donniestr wrote:
Possible Issues? - Did you receive any resistance from Building and/or Planning Department during plan submittal with concerns about egress requirements?
   Comment   February 11, 2014

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"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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Great Fold Up Decks for a Tiny Portable House
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The deck becomes the hurricane shutters
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FOLD UP WALLS
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Great Walls.
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Seal windows when away, lower for decking when home. Brilliant
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