Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  693 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Distinctive Glass, GAF, James Hardie, Lexan, Premier SIPs, Shou Shugi Ban, Stinson Lumber, Viking Range
  • Architect of Record: Olson Kundig
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Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig - Windows, Facade, Forest
© Benjamin Benschneider

Text description provided by the architects. Scavenger Studio is a 693-square-foot studio designed for an artist/activist. The little structure is situated in the woods in rural Washington state and was built using as much free-cycled material as possible. Scavenged materials—ranging from cabinetry to plants—were salvaged from homes slated to be demolished.

Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig - Windows, Chair
© Benjamin Benschneider

The kitchen and living area occupy the ground level of the double-height interior, while a floor-to-ceiling window-wrapped sleeping loft, accessible via a steel staircase, provides views of the forest. A panel next to the bed drops down, opening the room directly to its surroundings.

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Lower Floor Plan
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Upper Floor Plan

The studio sits light on the land, resting on a simple, six-footed foundation which also helped to limit construction costs. The facade is clad in T1-11 plywood, which was charred by the owner to achieve the desired tonal value.

Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig - Wood, Table
© Benjamin Benschneider

The exterior also includes painted HardiePanel. Kitchen cabinets were saved from a house the contractor was demolishing. The floor is masonite, the ceilings are plywood, and the walls are drywall. Polycarbonate panels were used for clerestory windows.

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© Benjamin Benschneider

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Cite: "Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig" 02 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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