Tom Kundig: Houses 2 contemporary-
 

Tom Kundig: Houses 2

The Pierre in Lopez Island, Washington by Olson Kundig Architects.

Photograph by Dwight Eschliman.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

John Hill added this to Books: Tom Kundig's Houses 2
The Pierre, located on Lopez Island, Wash., was "conceived as a retreat nestled into the rock." A quick glance gives the impression that the house is literally melded with the outcropping that first drew the owner to the site. Reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's decision to build Fallingwater upon that waterfall in Bear Run, Penn., Kundig's similar tactic unites the house with the rock. But nestling a house into a large outcropping of rock is not easy. Dynamite was one of the many tools needed to excavate and smooth the rock.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

tmgehlert added this to tmgehlert's Ideas
June 19, 2014
Wow, glass and concrete built into boulders
tijuanamigo added this to tijuanamigo's Ideas
October 13, 2013
.
sultanvarlikcellik added this to sultanvarlikcellik's ideas
July 17, 2013
beton çelik ahşap
Veronica Altman added this to Inspirations for THE home
July 10, 2013
use of materials and protruding stone
BARBARA THOMPSON added this to House plan ideas
July 9, 2013
Tom Kundig: Houses 2 The Pierre in Lopez Island, Washington by Olson Kundig Architects.
stereonewfies added this to someday 2
July 3, 2013
Coolest thing I have seen all day
marsharebel added this to ARCHITECTURE
May 14, 2013
The Pierre, located on Lopez Island, Wash., was "conceived as a retreat nestled into the rock." A quick glance gives the impression that the house is literally melded with the outcropping that first drew the owner to the site. Reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's decision to build Fallingwater upon that waterfall in Bear Run, Penn., Kundig's similar tactic unites the house with the rock. But nestling a house into a large outcropping of rock is not easy. Dynamite was one of the many tools needed to excavate and smooth the rock.
homeless4ever added this to Architecture: Modern Cabin
April 28, 2013
Structure integrated with landscape.
sldz added this to Exteriors - Modern / Contemporary
March 23, 2013
house grows out of its site
cccarli added this to Architecture
March 20, 2013
Kundig
bnuckols added this to bnuckols's ideas
March 17, 2013
kundig built in site
mugatu1 added this to mugatu1's ideas
February 10, 2013
House built into the rock
bronna217 added this to Exterior
December 10, 2012
Integration with landscape
omegaplanetdesign added this to Our House
October 18, 2012
just gorgeous
kimcooper added this to kimcooper's ideas
June 10, 2012
Wow!!!!
liepkedesign added this to liepkedesign's ideas
April 23, 2012
tom kundig
the construction zone, ltd. added this to Award-winning Architecture
February 20, 2012
Boulders with concrete home by Olson Kundig Architects.
lezone added this to Exteriors
February 5, 2012
House integrated into the landscape
baysg added this to baysg's Favorites
January 15, 2012
Yayla evi
laiapreixens added this to cases muntanya
December 29, 2011
Arquitectura paisatgistica
youhanna added this to Integration and Harmony between Building and Landscape.
December 20, 2011
The Pierre, located on Lopez Island, Wash., was "conceived as a retreat nestled into the rock." A quick glance gives the impression that the house is literally melded with the outcropping that first drew the owner to the site. Reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's decision to build Fallingwater upon that waterfall in Bear Run, Penn., Kundig's similar tactic unites the house with the rock. But nestling a house into a large outcropping of rock is not easy. Dynamite was one of the many tools needed to excavate and smooth the rock.
Alex Stolz added this to alex_stolz's ideas
December 7, 2011
modern
nhyme added this to nhyme's Favorites
November 19, 2011
Rocks
marialice added this to 41T ideas
October 30, 2011
windows
therzepa added this to therzepa's Favorites
October 29, 2011
Dom na skale
ivanhelsing added this to Single House
October 26, 2011
NIce archtecture for personal house
Noah Harber added this to Landscaping
October 23, 2011
integration of the building into the bedrock
redelise added this to redelise's Favorites
October 22, 2011
The integration into the landscape.
Bartolini Designs added this to paullb's ideas
October 16, 2011
organic architecture at its best
golo56 added this to golo56's ideas
October 14, 2011
Lote 4c
ioshi77 added this to ioshi77's Favorites
October 14, 2011
Vista, love ventana alta2pisos
alberst added this to alberst's Favorites
October 14, 2011
Dom
robertadecker added this to robertadecker's ideas
October 13, 2011
modern glass house
awehrli added this to awehrli's Favorites
October 12, 2011
nestled in the rocks, cool
lavanda added this to lavanda's ideas
October 11, 2011
cas en la piedra
tecto5 added this to tecto5's Favorites
October 10, 2011
TODO
Bob added this to Home Exteriors
October 10, 2011
Everything.
LPO inc added this to landscape ideas
October 10, 2011
house in boulders
denfou50 added this to fondation
October 10, 2011
integre dans le roc
Judy Venonsky added this to Vacation House
October 10, 2011
kundig
kwa01 added this to kwa01's ideas
October 10, 2011
Linear House
aleut5409 added this to aleut5409's ideas
October 10, 2011
I love the merging with nature...carving out a niche!
violetmist added this to The Outdoors
October 9, 2011
lopez island, wa
erikvaliquette added this to erikvaliquette's Favorites
October 9, 2011
Wow!
INTERIA added this to carloscarlos's Favorites
October 9, 2011
Rocas
katek8 added this to landscape
October 9, 2011
Kundig architect
snfranc1 added this to snfranc1's ideas
October 9, 2011
architecture
11th street productions added this to sittingbytheriver: ideas
October 9, 2011
the rocks. the house is connected to the landscape, not plopped onto a flat surface. use demo stuff pile it up and cover with a concrete shell, color, and voila! fake landscape rock, no upkeep. cool
mandime91 added this to mandime91's Favorites
October 9, 2011
This is it!!
marshacook added this to marshacook's ideas
October 9, 2011
exterior - concrete/steel/glass
faferrari added this to faferrari's ideas
October 9, 2011
mountain house
Kacy P. added this to kpaide's ideas
October 9, 2011
Rock House - Tom Kundig
edymacias added this to edymacias's Favorites
October 9, 2011
Ext lago
Judy Nini added this to Sagalla House on Hill
October 9, 2011
working with rocks
bhangu added this to bhangu's ideas
October 9, 2011
GOOD ELEVATION PLAN FOR MY 2ND FLOOR-TO BE CONSTRUCTED
missmelissamiss added this to missmelissamiss's ideas
October 9, 2011
Tom kundig. Genius
burkegirl7 added this to burkegirl7's Favorites
October 6, 2011
OMG
nieblaenlondre added this to nieblaenlondre's Favorites
October 6, 2011
Really nice!!
ohmanitsshan added this to ohmanitsshan's Favorites
October 5, 2011
Yes
danahevans added this to outdoor
October 5, 2011
awesome
fmercado added this to fmercado's Favorites
October 5, 2011
Empalme concreto rocas
susan Mecca-Urbanczyk added this to Dreamspace
October 5, 2011
The Pierre, located on Lopez Island, Wash., was "conceived as a retreat nestled into the rock." A quick glance gives the impression that the house is literally melded with the outcropping that first drew the owner to the site. Reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's decision to build Fallingwater upon that waterfall in Bear Run, Penn., Kundig's similar tactic unites the house with the rock. But nestling a house into a large outcropping of rock is not easy. Dynamite was one of the many tools needed to excavate and smooth the rock.
brozo added this to brozo's Favorites
October 5, 2011
Frank Loyd. Casa en la roca
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™