Architecture MondayNovember 10, 2014
Chicken Point Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects
I’d seen a few works of Tom Kundig over the years, and remembered seeing the intricate and amazing armatures/mechanic bits that are in most of his projects. But it wasn’t until I saw many of his works together that I realized, moreso than the armatures, how exquisite his spaces were. The armatures are not a silly gimmick, they are embedded within the whole to create and enhance the spatial quality of the work. There’s a great play of roughness and refinement in his work, a quality of light that’s lovely, and interlocking and overlapping spaces and forms that make the works a delight.
The rooms seem alive, ready for people to bring their expressive excellence within.