Tom Kundig: Works
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"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." —Archinect
"The book is beautifully designed and produced: a match for its content, and a joy to browse." —Form
Tom Kundig: Works presents nineteen recent projects from award-winning architect Tom Kundig, from his celebrated modern home designs to commercial projects. Tom Kundig is known for his striking and innovative house design that is rugged, yet elegant and welcoming in style. Tom Kundig: Works illuminates the design process behind his work with lush photography, drawings, and sketches that will inspire any creative home owner.
A wide range of projects showcase architectural design from a large scale to small details: Tom Kundig: Works details buildings as complicated as multistory complexes and the Tacoma Art Museum, and also homes in on intimate aspects of interior design such as his line of hardware handles, door pulls, hinges, and more. Architects and design enthusiasts will appreciate the incredible thought and care that goes into each project.
As much memoir as monograph: In firsthand accounts, Kundig describes his design process for each project, interspersed with personal anecdotes. The book includes an introduction by design editor Pilar Viladas and in-depth conversations with Kundig's frequent collaborators, including "gizmologist" Phil Turner and contractor Jim Dow (Schuchart/ Dow), and his clients, including Bigwood Residence and Studhorse.
Tom Kundig: Works is another stunning addition to Tom Kundig's growing portfolio of architectural masterpieces.
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.
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.