Archinect - News 2017-08-23T21:28:55-04:00 An avenue, a promenade, a colonnade, not a terrible new structure Nam Henderson 2017-04-18T12:31:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T01:08:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the decision was made at the beginning of 2014 to relocate the Kirkland Museum, Hugh Grant, the institution&rsquo;s founder, insisted that the studio be moved to the new site along with the collections...The old studio is attached to the new construction via a glass curtain wall...One striking feature that will also be in the back is the original outhouse, with its marble toilet, which Grant had moved from the original site;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Last month, Michael Paglia got a peek&nbsp;at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirkland Museum</a>'s incomplete interior. The tour was led by Jim Olson, a partner with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig&nbsp;</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a>;&nbsp;Martha Rogers, also from Olson Kundig; and included several others who are intimately involved in the design and construction of the promising new building.</p> Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition Sponsor 2016-09-07T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>After the record breaking success of last year&rsquo;s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>open for registration</strong></a>. Now in its fourth year, <em>Fairy Tales</em> is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.</p><p>Blank Space is proud to partner with the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> and the <strong>American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)</strong> along with <strong>Archinect</strong>, <strong>Bustler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Archdaily</strong>, and <strong>DesignMilk</strong>. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.</p><p><em>Fairy Tales</em> is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.</p><p>&ldquo;Every week or two we are approached...</p> Olson Kundig will design the Noah's Ark-themed Children's Museum for the Jewish Museum Berlin Justine Testado 2016-08-03T20:25:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:01:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Noah's Ark will be <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brought to life</a> once again in the upcoming Children's Museum on the Jewish Museum Berlin campus. The Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation&nbsp;launched an invite-only international competition this past January wherein participants added their own spin in incorporating the biblical story in their proposals. Late last month, Seattle-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig Architects</a> won the commission. Berlin-based Staab Architekten won second place, while Michael Wallraff ZT GmbH of Vienna received third.</p><p>Authored by Olson Kundig owner and principal Alan Maskin, their team's approach to the concept ultimately won the jury's favor with its playful depiction of the essential themes of the Children's Museum. Visitors both young and old will get to experience the museum as if they were Noah, exploring the space through interactive and imaginative installations that tailor to kids ages 5-12 years old.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;The design by Olson Kundig has the potential to unpack the biblical story in all its relevance, as ...</p> Tom Kundig interviewed by The Wall Street Journal: "he always starts with the idea of intimacy" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-29T15:17:00-04:00 >2015-11-06T00:04:37-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="862" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Kundig] builds houses that look like rustic jewels atop glacial rock in the Cascade Range of Washington state, or along the San Juan Islands waterfront or in the California high desert. Typically made of some combination of weathered wood, concrete and rusted steel, the structures also include generous stretches of glass [...] The son of Swiss &eacute;migr&eacute;s, Mr. Kundig was strongly influenced by the rugged topography of the Pacific Northwest, where he was raised.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Tom Kundig's work in the News:</p><ul><li><a title="Tom Kundig loses lawsuit against his Washington valley cabin" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Kundig loses lawsuit against his Washington valley cabin</a></li><li><a title="Lawsuit Filed Against Architect Tom Kundig" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit Filed Against Architect Tom Kundig</a></li><li><a title="Tom Kundig on the Frey House II" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Kundig on the Frey House II</a></li></ul> Olson Kundig Architects’ renovations for Tacoma Art Museum to begin in late October Justine Testado 2013-10-16T19:22:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:55:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olson Kundig Architects' renovation project for the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington is set to begin later this month. [...] The 16,000 sq.foot project consists of a new wing and building expansion that will double gallery space&mdash;including housing the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art&mdash;and therefore enhance visitors' art experiences and the museum's overall significance in downtown Tacoma.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Tom Kundig on the Frey House II Archinect 2012-03-16T18:09:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T15:33:38-04:00 <img src="" width="553" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Kundig first visited Frey House II about 25 years ago. "The design is a bit strange, but it completely resonated with me," he said. "I'm influenced by architecture that toes the line between rugged and beautiful, that demonstrates how they can be the same thing." He notes that Mr. Frey's simple design nodded to the local vernacular of humble miners' shacks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cabins by Olson Kundig Architects Archinect 2011-11-26T13:16:31-05:00 >2011-11-29T08:36:35-05:00 <img src="" width="628" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seattle's Olson Kundig Architects has carved a niche for itself designing contemporary cabins that are cozy when occupied and secure when vacant. Here's a collection of their creations, starting with Delta Shelter, built in Mazama, Wash., in 2005.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>