Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig

Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig

Tofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Interior Photography, Living Room, Sofa, Table, Glass, ChairTofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Interior Photography, Table, Chair, Windows, BeamTofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Exterior PhotographyTofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Interior Photography, Table, Chair+ 17

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2500 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Nic Lehoux
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, panoramah!®, Atlas Meridian Glassworks, Lucifer, Newforma, Spearhead, Tekla, Waterworks
  • Lead Architects : Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
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Tofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Interior Photography, Table, Chair, Windows, Beam
© Nic Lehoux

Text description provided by the architects. Nestled in a weather-beaten forest, this 2,500-square-foot beach house creates a connection between the drama of the nearby ocean and the sense of sanctuary provided by the trees. Composed primarily of one large room, the house is light-filled on the south side facing the ocean, and insular and protected on the other side.

Tofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Nic Lehoux
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Tofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Sofa, Table, Chair, Beam
© Nic Lehoux

Glass walls open the living area to panoramic views of forest and ocean, while two fireplaces on either end anchor the space and provide a feeling of refuge. Cantilevering the house from its base provides space for ferns and beach salal to grow underneath the glass flooring that runs the perimeter of the main room, giving the sense of floating above the forest floor.

Tofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Nic Lehoux

The warm, natural tones of the interior take inspiration from Tofino’s coastal forest, and are punctuated by pieces from the owner’s contemporary art collection. Artworks were incorporated into the design of the home, with the fireplace walls specially designed to fit paintings by Sam Francis and Diego Singh. A collection of furniture pieces designed by Jim Olson specifically for the house, including a walnut sofa built into the hearth of one fireplace, complete the interior environment.

Tofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Exterior Photography
© Nic Lehoux

“The emphasis was not on framing a single focal point view, but rather on capturing a panoramic view of the ocean beyond. The roof is held up only by the two chimneys on either side of the living space, which gives the feeling of the roof floating. There are no columns or interior structural systems to obscure the panoramic view; instead, it feels almost like you are outdoors in a big open space with two cozy campfires at either end.” –Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal

Tofino Beach House  / Olson Kundig - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Nic Lehoux

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Cite: "Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig" 30 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/944584/tofino-beach-house-olson-kunding> ISSN 0719-8884

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