13 October 2011
At the Geological Society, Piccadilly
Rolling Huts Mazama, WA, USA, 2007 by Olson Kundig Architects. Photo: Olson Kundig Architects
The Pierre, San Juan Islands, WA, USA, 2010 by Olson Kundig Architects. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider Tom Kundig (of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects) redefines the practice of modern architecture. Drawing upon a deep devotion to craft, Kundig’s designs unite nature with man-made materials, transforming steel and concrete into rich tactile experiences. In his lecture he illustrates how the role of place, materials and setting combine to create his bold but sensitive designs.