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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.

Photo by Chad Kirkpatrick | Courtesy of OSKA Architects Courtesy of Point32 Photo by Tim Bies | Courtesy of OSKA Architects Photo by Tom Bies | Courtesy of OSKA Architects

Bellevue Botanical Garden / Olson Kundig Architects

Rendering of an aerial view to Bellevue Botanical Garden  © Olson Kundig Architects
Rendering of an aerial view to Bellevue Botanical Garden © Olson Kundig Architects

The Bellevue Botanical Garden improvements, led by Olson Kundig Architects, include a new Visitor Center complex, renovations of a mid-century residence, and extensive site work. Targeting a minimum of LEED Silver certification, these improvements will enhance the existing educational program and provide facilities for greater numbers of visitors. “The Bellevue Botanical Garden has the potential to become one of the finest botanical gardens in the world,” shared Jim Olson, founder of Olson Kundig Architects. “I grew up in the Northwest and have spent my life exploring ways to bring architecture and nature closer together, to blur the distinction of indoors and outdoors and to frame nature so that its beauty is celebrated. This project offers a chance to bring my lifelong exploration to a place where it would encourage others to love nature as much as I do.” Further description and rendering following the break. Architects: Olson Kundig Architects Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA

Architecture City Guide: Seattle

T Bailey Offices / Olson Kundig Architects

© Courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects
© Courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects

Olson Kundig Architects share with us the T Bailey Offices in Anacortes, Washington, which explore the idea of using the client’s product— pipes used in wind turbine towers — in the construction of their headquarters. This 11,700 square foot office addition adjoins the existing heavy industrial manufacturing plant of T Bailey. All steel fabrication and erection takes place in the plant adjoining the project.

OSKA Architects Selected for Pre-design Study of Burke Museum

The University of Washington Board of Regents has approved a recommendation to contract with Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects on a pre-design study for the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington in Seattle.