Tom Kundig: Houses 2 contemporary
 

Tom Kundig: Houses 2

Outpost in Bellevue, Idaho by Olson Kundig Architects.

Photograph by Stuart Isett.

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John Hill added this to Books: Tom Kundig's Houses 2
Built primarily of cinder blocks (CMUs), the main living area is lifted to roughly the height of the courtyard walls and is accessed via the stair seen in the center of this photo, which is also the center of the plan. This design lifts this space above the winter snowpack and is a clear indication of how Kundig creatively responds to climate (remember the funneled breezes of the Montecito residence).
Dorman Architects added this to See 6 Homes That Rise to the Rural Landscape
In this photo the two-story house-studio appears to float above a long, enclosed concrete-walled garden. The assembly of house and garden is described as a protective cocoon with a hard exterior to withstand extreme weather conditions and a soft interior.Learn more about Olson Kundig's founder, Jim Olson, and his inspirations
Eric Reinholdt added this to Have Your Flat Roof and Your Snow Too
Myth: Flat Roofs Are ExpensiveRelative costs can be hard to quantify, but I would argue that flat roofs are materially more efficient than sloped roofs. This is for two reasons. First, you’re using fewer resources to construct the actual roof assembly. It takes quite a bit of material to construct a pitched roof: shingles or metal, rafters, ridge poles, insulation, bracing, collar ties etc.And second, flat roofs ensure that you’re heating and making use of all of the space you construct. Oftentimes space that’s above the ceiling plane in sloping roofs is underutilized or must be heated because there’s mechanical equipment housed there.This home by architect Tom Kundig is an elemental composition in the harsh, high-desert region of Idaho. The geometries are composed of concrete block that simply defines the volume of the home. It’s hard to imagine that these proportions could be achieved with a pitched roof.

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Environs added this to Exteriors
May 19, 2014
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Kevin Ritchie added this to kevin_ritchie's ideas
December 16, 2013
Myth: Flat Roofs Are Expensive Relative costs can be hard to quantify, but I would argue that flat roofs are materially more efficient than sloped roofs. This is for two reasons. First, you’re using fewer resources to construct the actual roof assembly. It takes quite a bit of material to construct a pitched roof: shingles or metal, rafters, ridge poles, insulation, bracing, collar ties etc. And second, flat roofs ensure that you’re heating and making use of all of the space you construct. Oftentimes space that’s above the ceiling plane in sloping roofs is underutilized or must be heated because there’s mechanical equipment housed there. This home by architect Tom Kundig is an elemental composition in the harsh, high-desert region of Idaho. The geometries are composed of concrete block that simply defines the volume of the home. It’s hard to imagine that these proportions could be achieved with a pitched roof.
eonia added this to eonia's Ideas
December 15, 2013
Myth: Flat Roofs Are Expensive Relative costs can be hard to quantify, but I would argue that flat roofs are materially more efficient than sloped roofs. This is for two reasons. First, you’re using fewer resources to construct the actual roof assembly. It takes quite a bit of material to construct a pitched roof: shingles or metal, rafters, ridge poles, insulation, bracing, collar ties etc. And second, flat roofs ensure that you’re heating and making use of all of the space you construct. Oftentimes space that’s above the ceiling plane in sloping roofs is underutilized or must be heated because there’s mechanical equipment housed there.
marika999 added this to styles/types of building design
December 15, 2013
Myth: Flat Roofs Are Expensive Relative costs can be hard to quantify, but I would argue that flat roofs are materially more efficient than sloped roofs. This is for two reasons. First, you’re using fewer resources to construct the actual roof assembly. It takes quite a bit of material to construct a pitched roof: shingles or metal, rafters, ridge poles, insulation, bracing, collar ties etc. And second, flat roofs ensure that you’re heating and making use of all of the space you construct. Oftentimes space that’s above the ceiling plane in sloping roofs is underutilized or must be heated because there’s mechanical equipment housed there. This home by architect Tom Kundig is an elemental composition in the harsh, high-desert region of Idaho. The geometries are composed of concrete block that simply defines the volume of the home. It’s hard to imagine that these proportions could be achieved with a pitched roof.
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December 15, 2013
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cjt54 added this to cjt54's ideas
December 14, 2013
window shapes
Andre Smith added this to Exterior Ideas
August 30, 2013
great curb appeal
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August 13, 2013
Flyvende
knyte7 added this to Unique designs
May 31, 2013
Enclosed and protective space in the harsh high desert.
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May 29, 2013
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May 28, 2013
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May 28, 2013
Landscape house
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May 27, 2013
looks can be deceiving
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May 26, 2013
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May 26, 2013
In this photo the two-story house-studio appears to float above a long, enclosed concrete-walled garden. The assembly of house and garden is described as a protective cocoon with a hard exterior to withstand extreme weather conditions and a soft interior. Learn more about Olson Kundig's founder, Jim Olson, and his inspirations
olyandjen added this to olyandjen's Ideas
May 26, 2013
Underground
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May 26, 2013
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Reef added this to reeflizzard's ideas
May 26, 2013
very cool
egreef added this to egreef's ideas
May 26, 2013
Desert house, interesting entry cross-like appearance
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May 22, 2013
windows and doors
gvloyola added this to gvloyola's ideas
April 22, 2013
Tom Kunding
youhanna added this to Integration and Harmony between Building and Landscape.
December 20, 2011
Built primarily of cinder blocks (CMUs), the main living area is lifted to roughly the height of the courtyard walls and is accessed via the stair seen in the center of this photo, which is also the center of the plan. This design lifts this space above the winter snowpack and is a clear indication of how Kundig creatively responds to climate.
snowstar added this to snowstar's ideas
October 10, 2011
Tom Kundig houses 2
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October 9, 2011
Tom Kundig - architalx simple houses great sites
H_Pike Oliver added this to urbanexus's ideas
October 8, 2011
The geometry of the entry and windows above--a subtle cross.
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