Spectacular Blend of Nature & Living: The Pierre Residence

Spectacular Blend of Nature & Living: The Pierre Residence

Nestled between giant boulders and overlooking the San Juan Archipelago, this fascinating looking house comes from Olson Kundig Architects and is also known as  the Pierre residence. We consider this project to be a beautiful and inspiring example of how to combine natural elements with contemporary building designs. The Pierre house was constructed more or less using local materials which is also why it seems to integrate so well in its landscape. The concrete and glass create a nice contrast and together with the rocky formations form one of the most intriguing house facades we’ve seen lately. Even though the exterior could lead one to believe this residence has a modern indoor design, the furniture elements come to negate this first impression. The mix of vintage and natural details creates highly original arrangements.- via BTC

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6 comments

  • Philip November 19, 2010 at 21:00 PM Login to Reply →

    Great use of concrete and glass, also a nice integration with the landscape. Reminds me a little of Tadao Ando but a little warmer.
    Cool project.
    (Not sure about the chandelier and sconces.)

    -Philip

  • KaBoomBOX November 19, 2010 at 23:14 PM Login to Reply →

    What an amazing piece of modern architecture, I love how it works with the geology of the site. I also have to applaud the homeowner/interior designer for taking a modernist/brutal style space and actually making more traditional furnishings work with it.

  • Thomas Folke Anderse November 20, 2010 at 10:57 AM Login to Reply →

    This is one of the most inspiring homes I have seen in a long while. The raw interior concrete walls work beautifully in this case (though the fire in the fire place helpes to balance ‘cold’ and ‘warm’.

    Thanks for giving us a glimpse inside such an intriguing home.

  • Thomas F Andersen November 20, 2010 at 10:58 AM Login to Reply →

    This is one of the most inspiring homes I have seen in a long while. The raw interior concrete walls work beautifully in this case (though the fire in the fire place helpes to balance ‘cold’ and ‘warm’.

    Thanks for giving us a glimpse inside such an intriguing home.

  • jangidradheyshyam November 21, 2010 at 17:52 PM Login to Reply →

    this is good home desaion

  • […] Pierre Residence, as it is called, has been designed by Olson Kundig Architects and overlooks the San Juan Archipelago. This wonderful project is a good example of how the living nature and the contemporary building design can be combined. The architects built this house by using local materials. The rocky formations in front of the house give a feeling of safety and we can say that it is very well integrated in the landscape. If you look well at the pictures you can see that the house is nestled between tall trees which offer a sense of protection. The combination between concrete and glass form a beautiful contrast creating the most intriguing facade that we have seen lately. You can think that the interior design is modern and elegant, but you will be surprised to see that the design is simple and traditional. Original arrangements are made in the house by mixing of vintage and natural details. via – freshome […]