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The Pierre – Camouflaged Concrete House by Olson Kundig Architects

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Growing up on the rocky island of Bornholm, Denmark, I absolutely LOVE this house!

Olson Kundig Architects created this camouflaged concrete house called ‘The Pierre’ (French for ‘stone’) in San Juan Islands, Washington. The owner’s affection for a stone outcropping on her property inspired the design of this house.

From certain angles, the house – with its rough materials, encompassing stone, green roof, and surrounding foliage – almost disappears into nature. Throughout the house, the rock protrudes into the space, contrasting with the luxurious textures of the furnishings.

Interior and exterior fireplace hearths are carved out of existing stone; leveled on top, they are otherwise left raw. In the master bathroom, water cascades through three polished pools, natural sinks in the existing stone. Off the main space, a powder room is carved out of the rock; a mirror set within a skytube reflects natural light into the space.



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The Brain by Olson Kundig Architects

The ultimate inventor’s paradise resides in the woods of Seattle, Washington– and it’s called “The Brain.”

Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, this space is 14,280 cubic feet and is less of a workshop and more of a place for thinking. The client is a film writer who looks to various outlets for ideas and solutions to current and upcoming creative works. Essentially, it is a gigantic concrete structure with metal paned floor to ceiling glazing and a lookout mezzanine.


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The Chicken Point Cabin in Northern Idaho

The Chicken Point Cabin is a modern, 3,400 square foot loft-like cabin designed by Tom Kundig, Design Principal and Olson Kundig Architects. It is located on the crystal clear Lake Hayden in Idaho, USA, surrounded by the Coeur D’Alene National Forest.

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