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Tom Kundig: Works

Tom Kundig

Details: Hardcover
Size: 9.5 X 11.875 IN
Pages: 309
Color: 300, 50 B/W
Publication Date: 11/10/2015
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616893453


In Tom Kundig: Works, the celebrated Seattle-based architect presents eighteen new projects, from Hawaii to New York City. Kundig's award-winning houses, known for their rugged yet elegant and welcoming style, are showcased in lush photography with drawings and sketches, and appear alongside his commercial work from multistory complexes to the Tacoma Art Museum to a line of hardware (handles, door pulls, hinges, and more). In firsthand accounts, Kundig describes the projects and his design process with many personal anecdotes, making Tom Kundig: Works as much memoir as monograph.The book also includes an introduction by design journalist Pilar Viladas and three revealing conversations with the architect and his frequent collaborators: gizmologist Phil Turner (the man behind the amazing mechanical apparatuses featured in much of Kundig's work), contractor Jim Dow of Schuchart/Dow (master builder and craftsman responsible for many of the projects), and clients Shane Atchison of Studhorse and Jack Anderson of the Bigwood Residence.

  • Kundig's Houses (2006) and Houses 2 (2011) are two of our all-time bestselling architectural monographs.
  • Kundig was a 2008 recipient of a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007.
  • Kundig's firm Olson Kundig was named firm of the year in 2009 by the AIA.

Editorial Reviews


Filled with dozens of sketches, renderings and lavish full-page photographs, the book follows two previous volumes celebrating Kundig's houses, both among the publisher's best-selling titles of all time.

Wall Street Journal

...his latest book, Tom Kundig Works shows that he always starts with the idea of intimacy. No matter what size they are, his buildings are comfortably scaled shelters from which to enjoy the spectacle of nature, even if it's only urban greenery.

Elle Decor

TOM KUNDIG: WORKS unveils 19 of the architect's striking, angular private residences, commercial spaces, and public buildings. Each pairs raw, rugged exteriors with inviting interior spaces that champion simplicity, comfort, and warmth.

The Vancouver Sun

The sense of quiet, warmth and tranquillity in the projects in Works, from the Studhorse residence in Winthrop, Washington to the Pole Pass Cabin on Washington's Orcas Island and an Upper East Side residence, all speak to the Kundig's unique style of modern architecture.


Make sure to check out Tom Kundig: Works, a beautiful coffee table book out now. Your living room ambiance will thank you.

Works is the latest tome on Kundig's quietly prolific output, a portfolio of relatively modest but undeniably spectacular homes that exploit the topography, views and atmosphere of their sites down to every last detail.


Works incorporates the architect's personal observations about his projects alongside conversations with frequent collaborators and clients (including thoughts from Olson Kundig's resident-gizmologist Phil Turner), creating a holistic and intimate portrait of his working process. The book offers not only gorgeous studies of Kundig's signature details and integration with natural landscapes, but also a record of his refreshingly straightforward voice.