Tom Kundig: Houses to be Re‑released in New Paperback Edition
Olson Kundig is pleased to share that a new paperback edition of principal/owner Tom Kundig’s first book, Tom Kundig: Houses, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press on May 25, 2021. Originally released in 2006, Tom Kundig: Houses features five of Kundig’s most notable early residential projects.
“It’s hugely exciting and extremely humbling to see my first book released in a paperback edition,” shares Kundig. “The projects included in this book represent a pivotal moment in my practice, when my point of view as an architect was coming into focus, and I can’t thank Princeton Architectural Press enough for taking a risk on me. Years ago, Tom Kundig: Houses provided a platform to share my work – and now, in paperback, creates an opportunity to reach even more people and continue that dialogue.”
Each of the homes profiled in Tom Kundig: Houses is presented from early concept through completion, with a range of hand sketches and design studies included alongside bold photographs and narrative descriptions. Original essays and reflections on Kundig’s design ethos from architects Steven Holl, Rick Joy, and Billie Tsien are also included in the book, which was edited by design writer Dung Ngo. In a new preface written for the paperback edition, Kundig reflects on the influence these projects have had – and continue to have – throughout his architectural career.
“This collection of Tom Kundig’s early work is a vivid reminder in our digital world of craft’s essential role in making architecture that stands the test of time,” said Abby Bussel, Princeton Architectural Press Editorial Director. “It’s a message that will resonate with both students considering a life in design and practitioners who’ve spent a lifetime in the field. We’re thrilled to partner with Tom on the paperback edition of Tom Kundig: Houses.”
Tom Kundig: Houses was the first volume of Kundig’s work published by Princeton Architectural Press. In the intervening years, the publisher has released three more monographs showcasing his work, including Tom Kundig: Working Title, published in June 2020. The international success of these monographs is a testament to Kundig’s worldwide reach and influence on both architectural practitioners and design-minded audiences. The paperback edition of Tom Kundig: Houses is available for preorder at all major book retailers, as well as through Princeton Architectural Press.