Glass House Presents: Tom Kundig + Pilar Viladas

On the occasion of his monograph Working Title, architect Tom Kundig speaks with writer Pilar Viladas about the design approach and recent projects of Olson Kundig, a Seattle-based design practice founded on the idea that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people.

Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA is a principal and owner of Olson Kundig. Over the past three decades, Tom has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide and on the covers of The New York Times MagazineARCHITECTArchitectural RecordArchitectural Digest and The Plan. Tom’s work can be found on five continents, in locations ranging from Costa Rica to Brazil, New Zealand, China, Mexico and Sweden, and Austria. He regularly lectures and serves on design juries around the world, and is named in The Wallpaper* 150 as a key individual who has influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel.

Pilar Viladas writes about design and architecture. She was an editor at Progressive ArchitectureHouse & Garden, and The New York Times, and has written four books on residential design, including Domesticities: At Home with The New York Times Magazine and Achille Salvagni, a monograph on the work of the Italian architect and designer, as well as “Designing a Life,” an essay in Ward Bennett, a book on the American designer.

Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of talks, performances, and other live events that extend the site’s historic role as a gathering place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. This talk is supported in part by Connecticut Humanities and the New Canaan Community Foundation.