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Olson Kundig Architects

An impressive forest house in Truckee with stunning design details

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Olson Kundig in collaboration with owner/Truckee-based architect Faulkner Architects has designed this high desert forest house located in Truckee, California. This impressive dwelling celebrates a rugged, high desert landscape of ponderosa pine, manzanita, and exposed basalt. The home’s footprint meanders through the understory, deliberately shaped to preserve existing specimen trees and create a protected internal courtyard. […]

See a magnificent summer retreat perched hillside on Martha’s Vineyard

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Olson Kundig Architects have designed this spectacular summer retreat for a couple of empty nesters, located on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. This dwelling offers a comfortable living space for two with plenty of space to host extended family and friends. The house is nestled into a gently sloping hillside to create privacy from neighbors while framing […]

A beautiful modern country house set in the breathtaking Hudson Valley

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Olson Kundig Architects has designed this modern country house that’s perched high on a hill in Westchester, an area in the Hudson Valley north of New York City, New York. The dwelling overlooks the family’s property, wooded hills, and neighboring reservoirs. Framed around views of the fourteen-acre site, the design of this weekend escape is based […]

Inside a minimalist live/work refuge on the Catalonian coast of Spain

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This live/work minimalist refuge was designed for a photographer and his family by Olson Kundig Architects, located in Sitges a coastal town in the Catalonia region of Spain. Ideally positioned just blocks from the Mediterranean Sea, the structure manages to capture the essence of this cosmopolitan beach town, just thirty minutes outside of Barcelona. The […]

A modern nature inspired home celebrates outdoor living in Washington

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Olson Kundig Architects have designed this modern nature inspired home, located in Woodway, a city in Snohomish County, Washington. Home to an active family of five, this dwelling inhabits a series of planes that float above a restored meadow. Blurred boundaries throughout the home’s glass pavilions allow activity to flow easily between inside and out, fostering […]

Amazing net-zero family retreat merged into the high desert of California

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This net-zero family retreat was designed by Olson Kundig Architects, located in the Tehachapi Mountains of Southern California. Set into the tough, scrubby landscape, Sawmill harnesses the challenges and opportunities of its remote site. This dwelling emphasizes sustainable strategies and reclaimed materials. Demonstrating that high design can also be high performance, this home functions completely off […]

Step inside this spectacular steel-clad ski house in the Canadian Rockies

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This modern steel-clad ski house designed by Olson Kundig Architects is located in Whistler, a town north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Create as a family retreat, this dwelling was constructed to withstand its harsh mountain environment. Elevated ten feet above grade, the main level provides a sense of occupying the tree canopy while also floating above […]

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