Gallery: Olson Kundig Glass Farmhouse Floats on Oregon’s Wheat Fields

This Olson Kundig design was built in Oregon and modeled loosely after Phillip Johnson's glass house.
 
This Olson Kundig design was built in Oregon and modeled loosely after Phillip Johnson's glass house.

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  1. thedisgruntledarchitect May 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

    this is a stunning piece, and striking in the landscape. I am always drawn to designs that include glass, steel and wood. However, as beautiful as it is (including its great use of passive strategies), I cannot get past the fact that it is all glass….in the winter. No amount of solar gain will make up for the heating load on an all glass building during a cold winter, especially with high winds across a field. I am interested in how it performs in the winter…I am skeptical but totally willing to eat my words :)

  2. tobiasv May 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

    What’s this super effecient glass you are talking about? :)
    Triple layered? How does it isolate?

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