Maxon House is the art, craft and design story behind the making of a modern architectural dwelling in the Pacific Northwest designed by Olson Kundig

 

Photo by Gabe Border

 

Backstory

Maxon House documents the story collaborating with Olson Kundig on a private residence set on 21+ forested acres in the Pacific Northwest. The story chronicles the entire experience from concept to design and construction in partnership with countless craftspeople. We share stories, insights and resources about the project, highlight the people and contributions from key project collaborators and discuss the approach to the project with considerations on the site and careful planning about the place where everything came together. 

 

“I have fallen in love with the building the Maxon House series and the documentary-like posts about siting and the process”

— James weber (architecture student) via dwell magazine

 
 

The inspiration for Maxon House began with Princeton Architectural Press and the release of Tom Kundig : Houses. A collection of detailed stories and insights on five selected projects designed by Tom Kundig in sketches and photographs was the catalyst for our architecture search and ultimate collaboration with Olson Kundig.

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Photo by Gabe Border

 

Mission

Inspire, educate and inform prospective architecture adventures no matter the scale, cost or complexity. Act as a an ongoing resource for potential owners to ask questions, learn more and access resources to apply to their own projects. 

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Project team members

916,502

Total site square footage

2112

Project days 

 
 

Inspire Daily

Our story has resonated with countless visitors to the site who have shared stories of their own projects, asked questions about how to get started and benefitted from insights and resources posted on the site. The project has been featured in Dwell magazine with a 26-week blog and we have over 135,00 visitors to the site and countless fans of the project who have followed from the beginning. 

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