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Olson Kundig's First Retrospective Opens in Nebraska

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 + 17

Olson Kundig's First Retrospective Opens in Nebraska, Chicken Point Cabin, Northern Idaho © Benjamin Benschneider
Chicken Point Cabin, Northern Idaho © Benjamin Benschneider

Founded by Jim Olson in 1966, Olson Kundig Architects has grown from a Pacific Northwest-focused architecture firm into an international design practice based on the belief that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. The Kaneko retrospective, which provides a sampling of the design efforts of the firm’s partners—Jim Olson, Tom Kundig, Kirsten Murray and Alan Maskin—highlighting over 50 years of creative production. The exhibit offers insights into the thinking behind the practice through visual displays that portray the values, methodologies and cultural attributes that have come to characterize the firm’s work.

Outpost, Idaho © Tim Bies
Outpost, Idaho © Tim Bies
Outpost, Central Idaho © Tim Bies
Outpost, Central Idaho © Tim Bies
Olson Cabin, Longbranch, WA © Longbranch, WA
Olson Cabin, Longbranch, WA © Longbranch, WA
Pavilion House, Bellevue, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
Pavilion House, Bellevue, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
Slaughterhouse Beach House, Maui, HI © Benjamin Benschneider
Slaughterhouse Beach House, Maui, HI © Benjamin Benschneider
Hong Kong Villa, Chek-O, China © Benjamin Benschneider
Hong Kong Villa, Chek-O, China © Benjamin Benschneider
The Pierre, San Juan Islands, WA © Dwight Eschliman
The Pierre, San Juan Islands, WA © Dwight Eschliman
Rolling Huts, Mazama, WA © Tim Bies
Rolling Huts, Mazama, WA © Tim Bies
Charles Smith Wines, Walla Walla, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
Charles Smith Wines, Walla Walla, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
242 State Street, Los Altos, CA © Bruce Damonte
242 State Street, Los Altos, CA © Bruce Damonte
Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
Art Stable, Seattle, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
Art Stable, Seattle, WA © Benjamin Benschneider
Earth House, Longbranch, WA © Mary Randlett
Earth House, Longbranch, WA © Mary Randlett

You can find more information about Olson Kundig: Anthology, here. The exhibition will remain on view through January 3, 2015.

News and firm description via KANEKO.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Olson Kundig's First Retrospective Opens in Nebraska" 20 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/549719/olson-kundig-s-first-retrospective-opens-in-nebraska/> ISSN 0719-8884

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