11 Jan '12, 6pm

Built on Stilts: Tom Kundig's Sol Duc Cabin

Built on Stilts: Tom Kundig's Sol Duc Cabin

© Olson Kundig Architects/ Benjamin Benschneider Three years ago I called Tom Kundig TreeHugger's first Best of Green Architect of the year, saying: There shouldn't be any such thing as "green architecture"--it should be built into every building and taken for granted. It should be standard operating procedure. Whenever we show the work of Tom Kundig, we are asked, "Why is this green?" I think it is when it does the right thing without hitting you over the head. It was a controversial choice, given that we are talking about getaways for the wealthy, but that's where the clients are, and when I look at his latest, the Sol Duc Cabin, I remain convinced that nobody does this better. He describes the features of the 350 square foot fishing cabin on stilts: © Olson Kundig Architects/ Benjamin Benschneider Composed of two levels, the cabin’s entry, dining and kitchen areas are l...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/built-stilts...

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