Tucked in along the water’s edge of Washington’s San Juan Islands is the Shadowboxx residence by Olson Kundig Architects. While it looks like a dark and moody space from the outside looking in, don’t be fooled. The interior is a warm space with an area where the roof opens up to expose the interior to the elements.
Amazing gallery space is a display of its own, with amazing steel doors and even a glass walled room that features giant metal sofa/daybeds to accommodate the ever changing interior. So much of this home was designed around blurring the boundaries between indoors and out, that it’s almost a shame to ever have to close it all up due to weather restrictions. But the bath house is the true gem of the interior– allowing the roof to tilt back like a cigar box. Only extremely durable materials are used within, due to all of the exposed elements and heavy use applied to so much of the moving components.