Gallery: INHABITAT INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Architect Tom Kundig

Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects is one of our favorite architectural firms, championing the fight for sustainable design. Founded in the late 1960's, the firm has created a collection of structures that rise from the ground as natural extensions of their sites, acting as bridges between nature, culture and people. In our latest interview installment we are joined by prinicipal architect Tom Kundig who shares his thoughts on his design process, what it's like to be a Seattle-based firm, where he finds his inspiration and more. Jump ahead for our exclusive interview with Tom, as well as a peek into some featured projects that are as green as they are gorgeous!

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  1. aidenwright March 14, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I don’t like the sideboard in that dining room that much… I would go with something more with the likes of D. Manuel from Boca do Lobo.

    Nevetheless the rest is awesomwe!

  2. aidenwright March 14, 2011 at 5:35 am

    I don’t like the sideboard that much

  3. CraigSchiller March 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I have a comment and question for the Architect. As a Masters student in Sustainable Design, I have studied high performance and sustainable structures. I noticed the support for the hut’s roof is an I-beam that goes directly through the living space. Why would such thermal bridging be included in a structure used in a heating dominated climate? This seems to be an oversight that would drastically reduce the performance and comfort of these huts.

  4. giovanni guccini March 13, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I really like this architect.

    He is the poetry of detail. Look at the openings of the mechanisms of Chicken Point Cabin.

    I’d like to work for him and with him

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