All you architecture geeks are certainly familiar with the works of one of America’s most celebrated artists, Tom Kundig. Well, he’s recently published his works in a book that will take your breath away with amazing designs, cool photos and ideas. Tom Kundig: Works is now out, and you need to get it: here’s why.
If you know Kundig, you know his designs are famous for their elegant style with rugged comfort and a style that just invites you inside. The photographs will make you imagine movie-like scenes in the houses while the sketches will make you wonder where the hell he gets his inspiration.
Tom Kunding: Works features 19 of his recent projects from New York to Hawaii – everything “from multistory complexes to the Tacoma Art Museum to a line of hardware” – he says on his website. The Seattle-based architect shares his firsthand descriptions, and the book also includes a conversation with the author, as well as several people he often works with: “gizmologist” Phil Turner, contractor Jim Dow of Schuchart/ Dow, and clients Shane Atchison and Jack Anderson.
Tom Kundig received multiple awards for his designs, including a 2008 National Design Award in Architecture Design from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and eleven National American Institute of Architects awards. His book begins with an introduction written by design journalist Pilar Viladas and it was imagined to be more like a combination of a memoir and a monograph, with anecdotes, stories, and insights into the architect’s way of thinking.
Get it from Amazon here.
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