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In Residence: Jim Olson

Up in the trees with the nature-loving architect.

by NOWNESS Nov 28, 2019

The home of architect Jim Olson - founder of Seattle-based practice Olson Kundig - is a monument to the principles that have underpinned his entire architectural career: the idea that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture, histories and people. His 14-foot by 14-foot treetop house in Longbranch, Washington, is designed to encourage its inhabitants to look outwards and never forget that human beings are a part of the natural world. 

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