Olson Kundig unveils Recompose Seattle facility for composting human bodies

American firm Olson Kundig Architects has revealed plans for an after-death facility in Seattle where human bodies will be composted and turned into soil. The Seattle studio designed the 18,500-square-foot (1,719-square-metre) centre for Recompose, a company founded by Katrina Spade to offer an alternative to cremation and burial. The Recompose Seattle project follows Washington becoming […]

Olson Kundig creates wooden home on Washington archipelago for art collector

Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig included pivoting doors and sliding shutters in this waterfront home in the Pacific Northwest, designed for a resident with a large art collection. False Bay House is nestled in a quiet bay in the San Juan Islands, an archipelago of Washington state that is near to Victoria city in British […]

Big glass box brings light into Olson Kundig’s Comedor restaurant in Austin

Hand cranks are used to lift up huge glass doors that open to a courtyard in this Mexican restaurant, which Seattle firm Olson Kundig has completed in downtown Austin. Olson Kundig designed the 4,700-square-foot (437-square-metre) Comedor restaurant for a corner plot in Austin’s business district. The aim was to create both a commanding presence in the city and offer […]

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