Architects: Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Location: Central Idaho, USA
Principal in Charge: Tom Kundig
Photographs: Tim Bies/Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Set in the remote and harsh high desert landscape of Idaho, Outpost is a residence and studio/workshop for making and displaying art. An important aspect of the complex is the protected “paradise garden,” which is separated from the wild landscape by thick concrete walls. The materials used in the structure, including concrete block, car-decking, and plywood, require little or no maintenance, and are capable of withstanding the extreme weather that characterize the desert’s four seasons.