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Welcome to the 5th Facade by Olson Kundig

The Architecture Firm from Seattle Won the Third Annual Fairy Tales Competition

Posted by Gestalten—03/2016

Welcome to the 5th Facade by Olson Kundig is the chilling science-fiction story about waking up from cryogenesis and discovering a world without death. Led by partner Alan Maskin, the architecture firm from Seattle won Blank Space’s third annual Fairy Tales competition for their evocative story and the accompanying illustrations. In the illustrations, futuristic renderings of Seattle’s sprawling greenery and industrial settings are laid over the weathered faces of men looking into the distance. The story is an unexpected addition to Olson Kundig’s impressive portfolio, as the firm typically focuses on bridging nature, culture, and people by designing and building environments—not alternate realities. 

Read the full story on Olson Kundig's website.

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