Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015

The Seattle studio Olson Kundig Architects designed a black wood structure for this year VIP lounge at Design Miami/Basel fair 2015 to host visitors.
At the Messe Basel exhibition centre in the Swiss city we are welcome by the 370 square metre Outpost Basel lounge.Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015  Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015 Outpost Basel dezeen 784 5
The design features an eclectic mix of materials and styles from Japan, Austria and the USA “We each carry many influences with us, and with Outpost I wanted to explore this idea and bring different elements together in Basel,” said firm co-founder Tom Kundig. “Both my parents are Swiss, although I am American, so this was a starting point for me.”Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015  Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015 Outpost Basel dezeen 784 1 “The wooden bricks that form the cube structure of Outpost Basel were finished using the ancient Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique, a wood-burning method which gives the wood a rich black hue,” said the firm.Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015  Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015 Outpost Basel dezeen 784 2Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015  Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015 Outpost Basel dezeen 784 3  Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015  Wood pavilion for Design Miami/Basel 2015 Outpost Basel dezeen 784 6

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