By Hilberink Bosch Architecten, Netherlands
Reminiscent of a piece of concept sculpture, the composition of this exciting minimalist style house is based on the idea of a fallen tree. Positioned on the edge of an expansive and beautiful woodland, the Forest House was conceived as a relationship between two substantial geometric forms. The base appears as an L shape with a further rectilinear volume representing the fallen tree, ‘balanced’ on top.
In this case the minimalist style of house architecture is at once concealing and revealing. The L shaped section contains the daytime living areas, therefore, the wall facing the road is solid in appearance and impenetrable, affording maximum privacy to the occupants. By contrast the areas that face the garden and forest remain unobscured as large glass ‘walls’ connect the living rooms to the terrace. This generous fenestration ensures that the Forest House interior is flooded with natural light, emphasizing the sense of space within. The neutral and white interior design scheme makes sure that this effect is maximized and that attention is drawn to the aesthetic quality of the wealth of materials used in the minimalist style house design.
Minimalist style house Architecture
Clearly the angular design of this house is in total contrast to its organic surroundings. However, subtle devises have been used to relate the extreme minimalist style house architecture to its setting. The horizontal elements of the construction: pillars, supports, even the arrangement of the timber cladding, all create a visual connection with the tree trunks in the woodland. Also, the floor to ceiling glass windows all reflect the natural world outside, therefore allowing the image of the forest to merge naturally with the architecture as if in a series of elaborate picture frames.
All the private rooms, i.e. the bedrooms and bathrooms, are thoughtfully located at the lower end of the wooden clad element of the construction. This timber volume extends gradually upwards and ends as a dramatic overhanging area which provides shelter to the terrace below. This arrangement also creates a powerful visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces of the Forest House.
Forest house has obviously been designed to provide substantial protection but it also enables the occupants to gain full enjoyment of the delightful setting.
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