Over the last two weeks searches for “forest house” have doubled on Pinterest, so we’ve rounded up twelve
woodland architecture projects. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest!
These popular forest homes – including
cabins, hotels and private houses – are located in secluded areas, surrounded by woodland and incorporating large windows to maximise the proximity to nature.
A stone-clad home in
Belgium, built around a pond, stood out due to having its own underground parking area so that not even parked cars can disrupt the views of its natural environment.
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Trakt Forest Hotel, Sweden, by Wingårdhs
wood was used by Swedish architecture studio Wingårdhs to create five suites for the Trakt Forest Hotel.
The cabins are accessed via long ramps and large windows provide residents with elevated views of the forest.
To preserve the surrounding environment, the studio raised the cabins on metal
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Looking Glass Lodge, England, by Michael Kendrick Architects
Timber covers this forest house, a
holiday let in East Sussex designed by Michael Kendrick Architects. Made without felling any existing trees, the home sits on a sloping site.
Located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the studio was tasked with creating a lodge that is eco-friendly and respects its surroundings.
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Hitherhouse, Canada, by Ménard Dworkind
Ménard Dworkind designed a holiday home with a matching sauna on a forested hillside in Quebec, Canada.
The studio used white
cedar to clad the exterior and red pine planks, that have been oiled white, for the interior. Polished concrete covers the floors of the home.
Ménard Dworkind created
shutters that slide open to allow light in and enable views of the surrounding Mont-Tremblant valley.
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Minimod Curucaca, Brazil, by MAPA
Minimod Curucaca, designed by
Brazil and Uruguay-based firm MAPA, can be found in a forest clearing in the Curaca Valley, located in a mountainous region of Southern Brazil.
Blackened wood and a grassy roof were incorporated by the studio to seamlessly blend the project with its environment. Elevated on stilts, timber boards were used on the floors, walls and ceiling of the interior.
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House Bras, Belgium, by DDM Architectuur
Muschelkalk stone clads this forest house in woodland close to
Antwerp, designed by DDM Architecture.
Overlooking a pond, the home has its own
underground parking area that can be accessed via a concrete ramp.
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Apus House, Chile, by Aguilo + Pedraza Arquitectos
Glass, concrete and wooden-log cladding were used by Aguilo + Pedraza Arquitectos to design this elevated house in
oak trees, a lake and five volcanoes, the home (above and main image) is raised on concrete stilts to provide views of the Chilean landscape.
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Indigo, Netherlands, by Woonpioniers
Indigo is a
modular dwelling made from a prefabricated laminated-timber structure for clients who wanted a sustainable but affordable home.
The fourth of its kind, Indigo is tailored to each individual and can be duplicated at any location.
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Dans l’Escarpement, Canada, by YH2
Weathered steel wraps the exterior of this vacation home located in a concealed woodland area in Canada.
To fit its landscape, the studio chose mahogany for the interiors of the forest house. It added full-height windows to provide panoramic views.
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Little House, USA, by MW Works
Little House is a small cabin located in a
Washington forest made from weathered cedar and blackened cement. Seattle-based studio MW Works aimed to design a home that was easy to construct and efficient.
The bottom floor of the two-floor residence contains a mudroom, a
kitchen and an open-plan living and dining area. Upstairs, the studio added two bedrooms and a shared bathroom.
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Rural Montana cabin, USA, by Andersson-Wise
steel columns carry this single-storey cabin by Texas firm Andersson-Wise. Due to it being designed without a heating or cooling system, it can only be used temporarily and at certain times of the year.
The cabin’s cladding and structure are made entirely of
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The Corbett Residence, USA, by In Situ Studio
The Corbett Residence is constructed of
glass and darkened wood. Located along a country road, designers In Situ Studio split the home into three sections.
The interior features concrete
flooring and wooden cabinetry.
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The RoadRunner Residence, USA, by North Arrow Studio
North Arrow Studio took cues from
Mies van der Rohe‘s Farnsworth House when designing this glazed forest house in Texas.
Raised on stilts, the one-storey home features
glass walls to open up the interiors to the surroundings.
Find out more about The RoadRunner Residence ›
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