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.
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.
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.