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Event: Tom Kundig and Mark Rozzo – Architectural Explorations in Books, a conversation presented by New York Public Library

Photo by Tom Bies | Courtesy of OSKA Architects
Photo by Tom Bies | Courtesy of OSKA Architects

Tomorrow, the New York Public Library will be hosting a talk between architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects and Town & Country Executive Editor Mark Rozzo that will discuss “the role of place, nature, materials and craft in creating Kundig’s bold and sensitive designs”.  The talk is free for the public to attend and will feature Kundig’s most recent collection of houses: Tom Kundig: Houses 2. Continue reading for more details.

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The event will be held at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Ave and 42nd Street in New York City on January 25th.  Doors open at 5:30pm.  The event will run from 6pm – 8pm and will have Tom Kundig’s book available for sale and signing.

Photo by Tim Bies | Courtesy of OSKA Architects
Photo by Tim Bies | Courtesy of OSKA Architects

Tom Kundig’s work explores the relationship of habitation with the natural world using man-made materials and transforming the roughness and rigidity of “steel and concrete into rich tactile experiences”.  Tom Kundig: Houses 2 features 17 residential projects, each with a particular sensitivity to its location, dimensions and the material out of which it is made.  Partnering the site with his own conception of detail and material, Kundig designs architecture that is an honest reflection habitat.

Photo by Chad Kirkpatrick | Courtesy of OSKA Architects
Photo by Chad Kirkpatrick | Courtesy of OSKA Architects

In projects such as Art Stable in Seattle, WA, Kundig shows the design sensibility behind a space that can be acted upon by its inhabitants.  The physical attributes of the space changes to accommodate different activities depending on the people within the space.  It also requires strength to operate the various movements of the architecture. Rolling Huts, designed by Olson Sundberg Kundig Architects, also shows the flexibility and adaptability of the architecture by literally allowing it to migrate as its users see fit.  The slim profile of these homes and the delicate way in which they touch the ground is a reminder of the sensibility to nature and its preservation.  For more posts Tom Kundig’s projects click here. More information on the event here.

Photo by Tim Bies | Courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects
Photo by Tim Bies | Courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects
Cite:Irina Vinnitskaya. "Event: Tom Kundig and Mark Rozzo – Architectural Explorations in Books, a conversation presented by New York Public Library" 24 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/197076/event-tom-kundig-and-mark-rozzo-%25e2%2580%2593-architectural-explorations-in-books-a-conversation-presented-by-new-york-public-library/>