The saying goes, "two minds are better than one." The same applies to architects. For the Analog House, Olson Kundig principal Tom Kundig collaborated with the homeowner, who happens to be the founder of Faulkner Architects, to create an industrial oasis in the middle of the Truckee forest. The home is comprised of a series of volumes weaving through the site's existing ponderosa pine, creating a central courtyard. Internally, the aesthetic is arranged by a material palette of concrete, steel, and timer, while expansive glazed panels bring in views of the rugged scenery. Its living spaces are enhanced by kinetic devices, including a custom fireplace that transforms into an Argentinian grill with hand-cranked mechanisms. The home's low profile is disrupted by a three-story treehouse. Clad in steel, the tower offers privacy for the main house and guest rooms, and its roof-top deck affords views of Northstar Ski Resort.
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