Olson Kundig Architects designed the Glass Farmhouse in Northeast Oregon.
Description from the architects
Located in Northeast Oregon, this dinky dwelling is conceived as a up-to-the-minute glass field that floats atop the surrounding wheat fields. The create of the dwelling and the accompanying wood-physique barn responds to the local vernacular of barns and farmhouses within the Pacific Northwest while responding to the patron’s deep curiosity within the create of Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
Dealing with south in opposition to the distant mountains, the dwelling adapts successfully to the cold, snowy winters and sizzling, dry summers. Within the winter, the orientation takes support of passive report voltaic heat form from the low-angled winter solar; within the summertime, roof overhangs and a light shelf block the high sizzling summer time solar from entering. Mountainous, operable home windows of high-effectivity glass present unsuitable-air float cooling, lessening the dwelling’s need for air-conditioning.
Architect: Olson Kundig Architects
Mission Crew: Jim Olson, FAIA (Make Vital); Ellen Cecil, AIA LEED AP (Mission Supervisor); Michael Wright (Architectural Workers)
Consultants: MCE Structural Consultants, Inc. (Structural Engineering); Brian Hood Lighting fixtures (Lighting fixtures Make)
Contractor: LD Perry Inc
Photographer: Tim Bies