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Forest House

7.8

Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop

A group of architecture students from the Colorado Building Workshop recently constructed 14 attractive small cabins near Leadville, Colorado. Participating in a design-build programme, the students designed the cabins for the Colorado Outward Bound School – 14 cabins provide more than just shelter. They are sustainable micro-dormitories devised to connect students with nature, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains...
7.7

Pound Ridge House / Kieran Timberlake Architects

Pound Ridge house Set within a heavily wooded and rocky Pound Ridge hillside, this residence comprises 5,250 gross square feet over two levels of living space. Designed as three shifting volumes that gently respond to the site’s natural slopes and plateaus, the structure includes a lower garage and entry level anchored in stone to a flat portion of the hillside,..
7.4

Planchonella House / Jesse Bennett Architect

Architect Jesse Bennett and his wife, interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo built a curvy treetop Planchonella house in Cairns, Australia, Designed with a simple idea in mind- to create a joyful space which enriches daily life. Set in tropical north Queensland, Planchonella House embraces the rainforest surrounds, allowing the aspect to take centre stage in the interior. The simplistic approach combined with colourful, natural furnishings creates an honest, raw dwelling...
7.8

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

Tree Snake Houses was designed by the architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade in partnership with the Modular System Company. The characteristic design associated with the slate and the woods at the base suggests a snake gliding between the trees. Like a wild animal in its natural habitat, the house suddenly appears in the visual field of the observer...
7.9

Sharma Springs / IBUKU

A six-level, four-bedroom home overlooking the Ayung river valley, it's got an area of 750sqm and is built almost entirely of bamboo. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique...
7.8

Marlboro Music Cottages / HGA Architects and Engineers

Marlboro Music Cottages, These five cottages serve as residences for senior musicians during Marlboro College’s seven-week summer festival, The small footprints, sloped roofs, compact volumes, and indigenous materials fit snuggly into the lush Vermont landscape of rolling hills and streams and respond in a modern contextual way to the farm buildings on Marlboro College’s campus...
7.4

Nannup Holiday House / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

The energy performance of all building materials and an aesthetic reference to site locality has informed the design of this Perth holiday house by Iredale Pederson Hook Architects. Nannup Residence incorporates a holistic approach to environmental sustainability that commences with the design of its access paths and concludes at the point of its long roof form...
7.2

Casa Corallo / Paz Arquitectura

Casa Corallo in Guatemala City. The luxurious home, which was designed by Paz Arquitectura, was built into a lush hillside in Guatemala City’s Santa Rosalía area. The house isn’t just surrounded by trees; it actually has mature trees growing right through the living room. Working with a site that was full of dozens of big trees, the design team and builders chose to integrate the modern home into the existing landscape, laying the foundation around the growth...
6.7

Villa Valtanen / Arkkitehtitoimisto Louekari

Hirsiset cabin Villa Valtanen is designed to Lapland´s fell landscape and was choosen the Log House of The Year 2012 in Finland. Villa Valtanen is designed by Oulu based architect (SAFA) Lauri Louekari and it is hidden in the wilderness of Lapland´s fell landscape. The building is divided in separate cabin, sauna and wood shed, joined by terrace...
6.8

Tepoztlan Lounge / Cadaval & Sola-Morales

Barcelona and Mexico City-based studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales have recently completed the Tepoztlan Lounge, the first building of a larger project which comprises a series of bungalows of different sizes and designs, in a concept of hospitality which foresees a rental period of years, months or days...
6.8

Casa BB / BAK Arquitectos

Casa BB designed by Argentinian architect - BAK Arquitectos, provides a multitude of perspectives of the enclosing nature. The three-bedroom-residence is made out of concrete and pine, representing a smooth contrast between nature and the surrounding panorama...
7.2

Waccabuc House / Chan-li Lin & Denise Ferris

Designed and constructed by Architect Chan-li Lin of Rafael Vinoly Architects on a 3.25 acre site, Located in a fabulous woodland clearing the ‘Waccabuc House’ is a dynamic example of a contemporary forest home. This minimalist home is in a small hamlet in Westchester County, New York. Architect Chan li lin was instantly inspired when he visited the site...