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What is this?

Elevation of a house with thin trees surrounding it.

Why is this in our collection?

Chicken Point Cabin in Haydon Lake, Idaho, is a relatively small (2,600 square feet), year-round weekend retreat commissioned by a family with two young children that typifies the personality, general architectural philosophy, and key characteristics of architect Tom Kundig’s work. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Kundig comes from a craft-based design culture rooted in the area’s industrial and timber heritage. As an accomplished alpine climber, Kundig is familiar with the rugged outdoors of tall trees, rocks, lakes, big sky, as well as with ropes and other mountaineering equipment, all of which have influenced his architectural practice. His early work as a sculptor’s assistant, fabricating... more

This is a drawing from United States. It is dated September 8, 2000 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Tom Kundig.

Its medium is

graphite, pen and red ink on tracing paper

Its dimensions are

29.8 x 69.5 cm (11 3/4 x 27 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in black ink, lower right: Olson Sunberg Kundig Allen Architects/108 First Avenue South Fourth Floor/Seattle, Washington 98104

It is signed

In graphite, lower right: Tom Kundig

It is inscribed

In graphite, clockwise from top: big door; Larson / 1/8" = 1'0"/ 9.18.00; counterweight; along right edge, contour heights: 275/265/255/245/236

This object was architect: Tom Kundig

This object was agent: Olson Kundig Architects and donated by Tom Kundig

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18739229/ |title=Drawing, "Design for Chicken Point Cabin, Hayden Lake, Idaho: Building Section", September 8, 2000 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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