Meet Tom Kundig

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Earlier this week the Seattle Times ran an article on Tom Kundig, Seattle architect Tom Kundig known for daring architecture, basic style:

His down-to-earth style and disarming personality almost seem to clash with his highbrow résumé — one riddled with big-name clients and daring projects and, most recently, the architecture design award from The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Most notably for us he’s working on Eleven Eleven East Pike which just topped off the other day and Candela which the Times also just wrote about, Candela hotel-condo project design boasts striking touches of nature:

The building, at Second Avenue and Pike Street, would have a cinched waist: big on the bottom, skinny in the middle, then bigger again up high. The top 13 floors of the condo tower would be cantilevered out up to 30 feet from the shaft below.

Kundig says his design for Candela references the Northwest lifestyle — casual, yet sophisticated — and its inextricable connection with the Northwest landscape: forests, mountains, clouds.

Here’s a gallery of renderings of the Candela project.

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  • Lev

    Down to earth!!! I remember he was one of the reviewers for our finals, in architecture school, he told one girl “it all looks great! you’ve responded well to the pedestrian traffic, you’ve done this right etc…. But it’s just boring! it’s so boring” and I remember he pointed out to one other girl that her perspective drawing was off! dude it’s just a quick concept sketch! maybe he just doesn’t like girl architects… I mean we were tiny students intimidated to be presenting to him anyways.

  • Lev

    Down to earth!!! I remember he was one of the reviewers for our finals, in architecture school, he told one girl “it all looks great! you’ve responded well to the pedestrian traffic, you’ve done this right etc…. But it’s just boring! it’s so boring” and I remember he pointed out to one other girl that her perspective drawing was off! dude it’s just a quick concept sketch! maybe he just doesn’t like girl architects… I mean we were tiny students intimidated to be presenting to him anyways.