Olson Kundig Architects

Seattle | Since 1975 | Employees 85

Outpost

Central Idaho | United States | Completed 2007

Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Set in the remote and harsh high desert landscape of Idaho, Outpost is a residence and studio/workshop for making and displaying art. An important aspect of the complex is the protected “paradise garden,” which is separated from the wild landscape by thick concrete walls. The materials used in the structure, including concrete block, car-decking, and plywood, require little or no maintenance, and are capable of withstanding the extreme weather that characterize the desert’s four seasons.

Design team:

Lead Architect: Tom Kunding, FAIA

Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies
Olson Kundig Architects-Outpost
photographer: Tim Bies