Nestled amongst the trees in Seattle, Washington lies the cinematic laboratory, ‘The Brain’ by Olson Kundig Architecture.
Designed for a Filmmaker as a place of inspiration and work, the structure is essentially a cast-in-place concrete box, intended to be a strong and neutral canvas allowing the flexibility to adapt and develop the space as needed.
Utilising an industrial take on minimalist interior styling, the space features mid-century, sculptural furnishings, a feature-wall bookshelf, grand piano and a fireman’s pole from the loft to ground level for the ultimate easy access. The double height, floor to ceiling windows allows optimal natural light, and provides an uninterrupted view of the surrounding lush green landscape.
Incorporating a structurally self-sufficient loft, constructed of ½-inch steel plates folded and welded in an ‘origami’ fashion, the space is as much a tree house as a serious and creative workspace. Needless to say, I know where I’m headed the next time I need to get the creative juices flowing…