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Princeton Architectural Press
By Dung Ngo,with contributions by Steven Holl,and Rick Joy,and Billie Tsien
8 x 10 in; 176 pp; 150 color and 25 B/W images
October 2006 ISBN 9781568986050 ISBN10 156898605X
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The work of Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig has been called both raw and refined, as well as super-crafted and warm. Kundig's projects, especially his houses, uniquely combine these two seemingly disparate sets of characteristics to produce some of the most inventive structures found in the architecture world today. Kundig's internationally acclaimed work is inspired by both the industrial structures with which he grew up in the Pacific Northwest and the vibrant craft cultures that are fostered there. His buildings uniquely meld industrial sensibilities and materials such as Cor-ten steel and concrete with an intuitive understanding of scale. As Kundig states, "The idea is insaperable from the fabrication, inseparable from the materials used."
Tom Kundig: Houses presents five projects in depth, from their early conceptual sketches to their final lovingly wrought, intimate details. Kundig's houses reflect a sustained and active collaborative process between designer, craftsmen, and owners, resulting in houses that bring to life the architect's intentions, the materials used, and lines of unforgettable beauty.
Dung Ngo is the author of numerous design books including Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture, World House Now, and Art + Architrecture: The Ebsworth Collection and Residence.
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