Olson Kundig Architects began its creative existence with architect Jim Olson, whose work in the late 1960s explored the relationship between dwellings and the landscape they inhabit in the Northwest. Olson started the firm based on some simple ideas: that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s...read more
Sol Duc Cabin by Olson Kundig. Photograph © Benjamin Benschneider
This small home, or weekend retreat in a Washington National Park, designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig, features an exterior of protective steel plates that slide in front of your windows and a raised floor on stilts to prevent the effects of possible floods.