Olson Kundig’s Project Los Altos

For 242 State Street, Kundig conceived a 16-by-10-foot guillotine window that can open the 2,500-square-foot interior entirely to the outdoors.

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Text by archrecord. In 2009, a progressive local business called Passerelle Investment Company was founded to turn the tide in Los Altos’ favor. Among its activities, the group acquires downtown retail properties and invites different architects to redo the spaces. In order to position this collection as an urbanist alternative to shopping malls, “They said, ‘Do something you think would be interesting for the scale of the street and in character with a future vision of downtown Los Altos, and treat the relationship between the street and interior as generously as possible,’” says Tom Kundig, principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects. More >>>


Categories: Art & Design, Construction & Materials, Interior, Reconstructions


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