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Outpost in Idaho by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig 

Set in the remote, harsh high desert of Idaho, Outpost is an artist’s live/work studio and sculpture garden. The building’s compactness restricts site impact and reinforces the desire to be outside. This is a windy place, and the enclosed “paradise garden,” is separated from the wild landscape by thick masonry walls. The footprint of the house is the limit of intrusion into the land—a simple, clearly defined space. This structure exemplifies Kundig’s belief that the architect’s job is to create an experience of place.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Outpost
  • Location: Idaho, USA
  • Software used: Autocad


Chicken Point Cabin in Idaho by Olson Kundig

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

The owners of Chicken Point Cabin and their two young children bought the waterfront property—located half an hour from their house in northern Idaho—in order to build a lakeside cabin. Their intent was to be able to use the house year-round, but especially during the summer, when the local weather can get oppressively hot. Their only directive to Tom was simple: make the house as open to the water as possible. Tom’s response to this challenge was as direct as the request: a large pivoting picture window on the waterside that literally opens up to the landscape. “Little house, big window,” in Tom’s words.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Chicken Point Cabin
  • Location:  Idaho, USA


REVELEY CLASSROOM BUILDING in Moscow, Idaho by Patano Studio Architecture

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: Patano Studio Architecture

Initial site visits at the University of Idaho Pitkin Nursery revealed hoop houses, metal sheds and stacks of planter boxes. Beginning with the idea of a wood box floating on the undulating sea of the Palouse, the design team set out to stitch together the program, landscape and the materiality of Idaho forest products. The college wanted to extend their public outreach in addition to nursery research functions. The outstretched ramps and decks reach out to the landscape and invite the public and students to the building. The Sales Office was pulled through the wood screen as a way to express itself beyond the functions of classroom, offices, and social gathering. The weathering cedar wood screen that stands off the building was imagined as a modern western storefront. The repetition of stacked boxes was intriguing; we saw that as the piece that expressed the transition from working nursery to classroom. The cedar wood screen is the threshold element for faculty and students to step through the gap between the two elements; wood screen and black box.

Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery

Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery

  • Architects: Patano Studio Architecture
  • Location: Moscow, Idaho
  • Photography: Sozinho Imagery
  • Software used: Hand Sketching, Sketchup, AutoCAD, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Awards: 2014 AIA Idaho Honor Award, 2014 AIA Best Use of Idaho Wood Award, 2015 Green Building With Wood Award
  • Area: 2,130 sqft
  • Year: 2014


Boise 8th Street Cultural District in Boise, Idaho by Morgan Maiolie

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Article source: Morgan Maiolie

This project looks at what makes Boise unique and builds upon those elements to create a cultural district that promotes Boise as a place. The Boise 8th Street Cultural District design embraces sustainability as a form generator. Green roofs, downtown agriculture, solar access, and responsible water use combined to form the project. The district’s highest priority is to be of and for Boise, because there is nothing more sustainable than a beautiful, lively, city where people will want to walk, bike, create, and live.

After Grove : Image courtesy Morgan Maiolie 

  • Architects: Morgan Maiolie
  • Project: Boise 8th Street Cultural District
  • Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
  • Software used: Google Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
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