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

The south-facing home permits the low winter sun, while shelving blocks the high summer sun.

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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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