Tom Kundig: Houses. Billie Tsien Dung Ngo, Rick Joy, Steven Holl, Author, Contributor.

Tom Kundig: Houses.

Princeton Architectural Press, 10/01/2006. Item #22946
ISBN: 9781568986050

From the Publisher:


The work of Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig has been called both raw and
refined, as well as super-crafted and warm. Kundig's projects, especially his
houses, uniquely combine these two seemingly disparate sets of characteristics
to produce some of the most inventive structures found in the architecture world
today. Kundig's internationally acclaimed work is inspired by both the
industrial structures with which he grew up in the Pacific Northwest and the
vibrant craft cultures that are fostered there. His buildings uniquely meld
industrial sensibilities and materials such as Cor-ten steel and concrete with
an intuitive understanding of scale. As Kundig states, "The idea is
inseparable
from the fabrication, inseparable from the materials used."


Tom Kundig: Houses
presents five projects in depth, from their early conceptual sketches to their
final lovingly wrought, intimate details. Kundig's houses reflect a sustained
and active collaborative process between designer, craftsmen, and owners,
resulting in houses that bring to life the architect's intentions, the materials
used, and lines of unforgettable beauty.


176 pages, paperback. Princeton Architectural Press (October 2006)

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Price: $40.00