No offence to Idaho but it seems like a random place to live. That is, unless your house looks like this. I mean, in that case, sign me up.
The Outpost House from Olson Kundig is the epitome of luxury and sustainability. Located in Idaho’s high desert, the structure’s façade is made up of concrete blocks — not only to stand up against the desert climate, but as an effort to use materials with a smaller footprint. Also, a super modern minimalist house made out of industrial concrete blocks just looks really cool.
The exterior walls of the house extend like a fortress around an enclosed green space; basically your private green oasis in the middle of the desert.
The open concept living space, inspired by the desert itself — vast, raw, and untouched — is bare of all the bullshit and complications of city living.
The house’s design principal Tom Kundig describes the Outpost as a Tootsie Roll Pop: hard on the outside and soft on the inside.