Wires, water pipes and insulation aren’t the only things obscured by architecture. Also hidden to casual observers are the many hours of give-and-take among designers, clients and contractors that influence the structure’s outcome.
“PROCESS: House,” an exhibit now on display at the Spokane Art School, examines the creative stages of residential design through drawings, models, notebooks and a 30-minute video.
The exhibit focuses on a combination home and work space designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig, a 1973 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School and son of local architects Moritz Kundig and Dora Kundig.
The clients - Seattle portrait and fashion photographer Carol Bobo and retired physician Ron Margolis - were closely involved in the design process. “The project was like building a huge backdrop for a shoot,” Bobo says, “an opportunity to explore the infinite variety of light, shape, color and texture.”
Kundig hopes the exhibit helps clarify the often complicated creative process, while demonstrating the importance of collaboration and mutual understanding.
Kundig, a principal in the Seattle firm Olson Sundberg Architects, will be on hand from 5 to 9 tonight to answer questions. The free exhibit continues through Oct. 31 at the art school, 920 N. Howard. For more information, call the school at 328-0900.
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