The main idea behind the project is to achive a direct connection between the architecture and its surrounding. It features fully transparent facades, allowing the user to experience the sensation of a limitless space, as if one could live in a forest within the house. The glass facades are positioned in a way to preserve privacy of the spaces while being opened to the exterior. This is possible by the strategic position of the concrete walls.
In order to give a warm feeling to the materiality of the house, the wood is used as a juxtaposition to the concrete. The one floor shape allows the volume integrate into the landscape, subtly altering visually the natural environment as little as possible.
The Forest House takes its shape from the need to integrate two sectors in a single house: the main living space and the guest area.
The floor plan is “T-shaped” to separate different spaces, connected to each other by the entrance, the living room, the dining area, and the kitchen—the central and social part of the house, generating a meeting point between the two spaces. At one end, there’s the suite bedroom, in a way to achive more privacy, while on the opposite side, there are guest rooms and service areas with their own lounge. This guest volume connects to a basement with an English courtyard, hosting additional rooms and a second kitchen to serve the main area when required.
The entire house plays with transparency in its facades, visually integrating with the surrounding forest environment. We highlight the entrance, which allows a visual connection between the two gardens, front and back, extending across the entire property.