Studhorse by Olson Kundig
Studhorse, located in Winthrop, Washington State and designed by architecture firm Olson Kundig is family home for the adventurous. It is composed of four buildings, centered on a central courtyard and pool.
“It’s like a little campground, and you go tent to tent. The materials are tough on the outside, because of the high-desert climate, but the inside is cozy, like getting into a sleeping bag—protected, warm, and dry,” says the architect.
When talking about the site, the architect explains, “The site was completely empty when we began, except for that rock! It is a glacial erratic—a rock that glaciers drop as they recede—and it became the center point for the project. It’s relatively close to the bar, so it becomes a place to sit, or put your drink. I thought of it as a big piece of furniture.”
The swimming pool has amazing views of the surrounding Studhorse Ridge and Pearrygin Lake. Take a look at the complete story after the jump