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Olson Kundig's First Retrospective Opens in Nebraska

Sol Duc Cabin, Olympic Peninsula, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
Sol Duc Cabin, Olympic Peninsula, WA © Benjamin Benschneider

Today, Olson Kundig Architects’ first-ever retrospective Anthology opened its doors at Omaha’s KANEKO. Spanning five decades of Olson Kundig work, the site-specific exhibition will focus on the Seattle-based firm’s unique creative process, showcasing the many influences and design explorations that have shaped the practice over the years. Follow us after the break for more information and a sampling of the firms work. 

Outpost, Central Idaho © Tim Bies Art Stable, Seattle, WA © Benjamin Benschneider The Pierre, San Juan Islands, WA © Dwight Eschliman Pavilion House, Bellevue, WA © Benjamin Benschneider

SAC Federal Credit Union New Corporate Headquarters / Leo A Daly

Leo A Daly, the well-known international architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm, was chosen by the SAC Federal Credit Union, Nebraska’s largest credit union, to provide design and engineering services for its new corporate headquarters campus in Papillion, Nebraska. Their design for the headquarters reflects SAC’s close culture, collaborative work environment and its commitment to the community. The headquarters will rest on a strong brick foundation, a metaphorical representation of SAC’s member-owner base. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Anne Lindberg Transforming Space with Thread

Courtesy of Anne Lindberg
Courtesy of Anne Lindberg

Anne Lindberg’s recent work essentially redefines space using thread.  Bordering the definintion of architecture and sculpture, Lindberg allows color and light to manipulate the hundreds of millimeter-thick strands to create a web – a three-dimensional volume affixed to the architecture.  Each of her pieces is specific to the place in which it is situated, no two identical based on the architecture, its lighting conditions and the space’s use.  The pieces are architectural in so far as they are “contextual and integral to the space”, she says.  The exhibition of drawn pink (watch the video after the break) ends today at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nevada, while andante green will be on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art until July 15th. ArchDaily asked Anne Lindberg a few questions about her work.  Read the responses and find out more about her installations after the break.

Courtesy of Anne Lindberg Courtesy of Anne Lindberg Courtesy of Anne Lindberg Courtesy of Anne Lindberg

Nest / Randy Brown Architects

Perspective 04
Perspective 04

Nest is an unbuilt project by Randy Brown Architects. The space is a collaboration with another design office. It is a place to both experience and create digital media.

Antelope Valley Reflecting Wall / Min | Day

© Min | Day
© Min | Day

  The Antelope Valley Reflecting Wall is a proposal by architecture office Min | Day to alter the face of an existing retaining wall in Lincoln, Nebraska and enliven the adjoining land. Min | Day describes the Antelope Valley Reflecting Wall as a new horizon in Lincoln, Nebraska. Although an 18 foot by 1000 foot retaining wall, the structural base of the project, already exists, the area is unimpressive and underused. Min | Day’s additions to the structure and to the space would transform the floodwall and its surroundings into a fresh new urban space for the city and the neighborhood.

Soddy / Randy Brown Architects

Courtesy of Randy Brown Architects
Courtesy of Randy Brown Architects

This proposed sod house designed by Randy Brown Architects responds to the site and the history of Nebraska’s first settlers of European descent. In the early 1800’s, Nebraska was all open fields filled with native prairie grass. The first settlers were confronted with the challenge of what materials to build with. These pioneers built dugouts, or homes that were literally dug out of the side of hills. Exterior walls were slabs of sod stacked in a running board pattern. Project description and drawings after the break. Architect: Randy Brown Architects Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA Project Team: Randy Brown, Neil Legband Photographs: Courtesy of Randy Brown Architects