Analog House / Olson Kundig
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Producers : Lutron, Dynamic Architectural Home windows & Doorways, BK Lighting, ACDC Lighting, Cardinal, Lindsley Lighting, FLOS, Lindsley Lighting, Jielde Lighting, Marset Lighting, Lucifer Lighting, Iguzzini Lighting, Tom Kundig Assortment, Vode Lighting
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Textual content description supplied by the architects. Designed in collaboration with the consumer – an architect primarily based in Truckee – Analog House celebrates a rugged, excessive desert web site populated by ponderosa pine, manzanita, and uncovered basalt. The house’s footprint meanders by means of the understory, intentionally formed to protect current specimen timber and create a protected inside courtyard. In depth transparency and clerestory home windows all through the house present entry to views and daylight, whereas quite a few indoor/outside connections hyperlink occupants to their environment, an necessary consideration for this lively household.
The inside palette options concrete and metal, punctuated by kinetic units that interact each the constructed atmosphere and pure context. Simply inside the house’s entry, a metal mesh stair wall works with upper-level clerestory home windows to ask daylight into inside areas whereas offering visible and textural curiosity.
The powder room sink references Japanese bamboo fountains, also called sōzu, reimagining a typical off-the-shelf bathe valve as a novel, gravity-responsive faucet. Eating room lights cling from customized bent metal armatures that set up and conceal electrical cords. Bridging the kitchen and exterior wrap-around porch, a customized hearth may be transformed to an Argentinian grill through hand-cranked mechanisms.
The glass-walled “forest corridor” connects the kitchen and eating wing to the lounge and main bedroom by means of a tree-lined procession with views of the encompassing woods on all sides. Clerestory home windows line the lounge, suffusing the area with pure gentle, whereas a cantilevered metal roof offers cowl for an exterior patio.
A discreet entry leads into the main bedroom, which incorporates an intimate sitting room, open casework closet, sleeping space, and bathtub. The customized mattress, designed by the consumer, faces the timber, whereas the grasp bathtub incorporates a non-public slot view in addition to a protected courtyard.
The “treehouse,” a three-story tower, rises above the primary quantity of the house. Strong metal cladding grants privateness to the tower’s street-facing north aspect, transitioning to giant areas of transparency on the opposite sides of the tower, that are protected by year-round tree cowl. The treehouse offers bedrooms and hooked up baths for company in addition to a roof-top deck with views of Northstar Ski Resort.
“This was my first time designing a house for a fellow architect, and it was a real pleasure to work with Greg Faulkner. Although I work carefully with my purchasers on each challenge, Greg and I elevated that collaboration to a brand new degree. It was really like working alongside a peer, and the design displays the dialogue that we loved all through the complete course of.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal.