Synopses & Reviews
A follow-up to Tom Kundig; Houses, this book will be a continuation of residential architecture with a smaller 2nd section in the back that explores his current large-scale projects that are in design or construction, but not yet finished. Tom still has the touch and this book would include residential architecture from 500 square-foot huts to a house built into a rock. Beautiful details, rich materials, and the Kundig style of steel, craft, and wood. As with all of Tom s work, site is important as well. Here we have mountain tops, beach and lake fronts, woods, and urban sites and vineyards. This book was not reviewed until after the meeting, but worth talking about now. The proposal is Tom s portfolio, which includes some old projects from the previous book. These projects will not be in the new book, so please disregard We like this book to be more pages, possibly more expensive (but no more than $50), and hardcover.
Our 2006 monograph Tom Kundig: Houses was an instant critical and commercial success. Over the past five years, Seattle-based Kundig has continued his meteoric rise, collecting numerous awards, including the 2008 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture Design. Tom Kundig: Houses 2 features seventeen residential projects, ranging from a five hundred-square-foot cabin in the woods to a house carved into and built out of solid rock. In his new work, Kundig continues to strike a balance between raw and refined and modern and warm, creating inviting spaces with a strong sense of place. The houses seamlessly incorporate his signature inventive details, rich materials, and stunning sites from the majestic Northwestern forest to the severe high desert.
About the Author
Tom Kundig is a Seattle-based architect and a principal of Olson Kundig Architects. In 2008, he received a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2007, he was recognized by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Academy Award in Architecture.