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Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge

Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge
Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge , © James Harris
© James Harris

Early this month at Design Miami/, Olson Kundig Architects celebrated the opening of “38 Beams,” a temporary collectors lounge named after the thirty-eight salvaged glulam beams that made up the structure. Originally milled in the 1950s, the Northwestern Douglas fir beams were once used to construct a Los Angeles building before being repurposed. 

Approximately 15x30 inches around and up to 30 feet in length, 38 Beams formed a 2,400-square-foot lounge with an open lattice-work stacked 15-feet-high. The focal point of the space was a 28-foot Perrier-Jouët champagne bar lit by a chandelier of one hundred suspended light tubes designed by LILIENTHAL l ZAMORA. 

More about the structure and images, after the break. 

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© James Harris
© James Harris

After being used as the structural foundation of 38 Beams, the glulams will be repurposed once again into a future project by Studio 804, a University of Kansas design-build teaching program that creates affordable buildings in communities of need. 

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© James Harris

The lounge furniture was also designed by Olson Kundig, featuring four tables designed by Tom Kundig from the Tom Kundig Collection for 12th Avenue Iron and custom-designed Longbranch chairs by Jim Olson.

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© James Harris
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge " 14 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/577645/olson-kundig-repurpose-38-beams-as-design-miami-collectors-lounge/> ISSN 0719-8884
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