Olson Kundig is a Seattle-based design practice founded on the ideas that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. Led by five owners, the firm’s work can be found across the globe, with projects as wide ranging as huts to high rises, homes—often for art collectors—to academic, cultural and civic projects, museums and exhibition design, places of worship, creative production, urban design and interior design.
pic.twitter.com/ypJa1JltU0 May 22Architecture by Jim Olson . Sculpture by Jaume Plensa. Location . 📷 by Jim Olson.
pic.twitter.com/K8IwyK9Xcv May 20Photo from the 's groundbreaking: Eldon Tam, Julie Stein, Tom Kundig, Jeannie Kundig, John Kincaid.
on site with Kimberly Shoemake-Medlock, Laura Bartunek, and Tom Kundig: our design team for the newly completed Paradise Road Housing at Smith College, a set of five brick apartment-style residential buildings set around a small quad on the edge of this New England campus (image by project principal )
#FlyByNight retrofits the Vietnam-era naval vessel Baylander with Olson Kundig-designed roosting coops, where the artists will be releasing and guiding the LED-lit birds in a glowing murmuration across the Brooklyn Navy Yard, each weekend evening until June 12th (video by ) has collaborated with designer Kirsten Becker from our office to manifest a mesmerizing display of New York’s ubiquitous but under-appreciated pigeons — with the support of , Riley’s
turning the corner at the soon to open — a lot of talented people came together to make this curtain wall… come together
repost of a beautiful photo capturing the embodied potential that is #tinyhouse program is an empowering collaboration between at-risk teens and mentors like Scott Bishop of to build shelters for local homeless communities using salvaged materials such as the wood framing from our lounge project — super inspiring work, everyone!.revolution — their
a film crew from #BMWi3 in context of the project dropped by our studio to profile our client Lou Maxon’s design meeting with , part of a series documenting Lou’s energy-efficient travels around the city — check his account for a holistic look into our collaboration with him on , and more of his
a beautiful image from the Jim Olson-designed Beach Resort & Spa by talented photographer — check out her feed for more
the only way to travel — our staff and are dogsled experts now (video by Tom Kundig)
based on his narrative submission of a future Seattle to the 2016 Fairy Tales Competition “Welcome to the 5th Facade”, Alan Maskin then encouraged the project team toward a more cinematic direction — the resulting short film weaves together our competition illustration collages with live action and digital projections to tell the speculative science fiction story of one individual experience within the neglected top layer of cities: the rooftops
follow the link in our bio to watch the full film. (narrated byand produced by our staff , , , and )
our staff Jim Friesz and owner/principal drafting schemes at the Grand Connection Visioning Charrette, as part of ’s exhibition “Louis Kahn: Power of Architecture” — Jim and Kirsten were honored to join many talented participants in this dialogue at the intersection of placemaking, urban design, and the arts
Katrina Spade and the team from Urban Death Project wrapping up an intensive week of design in-residence at our studio — with input from engineers, scientists, architects, and our weekly crit, the goal this week was to develop the first working prototype of their idea for a human composting system
as part of our recent traveling exhibits, we've wanted to convey a sense of the collective spirit of our studio — at the University of Florida installation, we had each our staff choose one meaningful book to share with the students do come browse our pop-up library before the show closes April 8th
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