dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary

CLT House by hello wood unfolds as a sanctuary in hungary

 

Tucked away in the rural landscapes of Hungary, CLT House unfolds as a discreet sanctuary, a whisper in the woods that speaks volumes about design and harmony. The cross-laminated timber dwelling, completed by local studio Hello Wood, peeks out just enough with its green rooftop to blend with the horizon and stretches out with a 135 square-meter terrace on the water’s edge, making the wooden floors the best spot for every sunrise and sunset. Completing the CLT House features are two rooms, one adorned with a living area, a snug bedroom, a summer kitchen, and a bathroom that nods to quiet luxury. ‘What’s exciting apart from using the latest wooden technologies is that we basically dug the house in the ground – making it hide from the curious eyes. The house itself bridges built and natural environment as our vision was to build a house that’s barely visible from an outside standing point,‘ share the architects

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
all images © György Palkó

 

 

giving soul & strength with a cross-laminated timber design

 

Linking these spaces inside CLT House by Hello Wood (see more here) is a summer kitchen, roofed and inviting, with a furnace like a shark fin slicing through the air — a sculptural sentinel watching over this nest. Material-wise, the cross-laminated timber gives strength and soul to the structure, while the wooden facade’s surface is treated with the yakisugi method, an ancient technique that teases out a charcoal beauty, ensuring the house stands the test of time and taste. According to the team, the use of CLT is widely common in Northern and Western Europe but still quite rare at the moment in architectural projects across Central and Eastern Europe. Additionally, the concrete, molded with leftover wood, bears the texture of the beams, while the expansive, glazed windows and doors open wide to the rural nature outside, drawing in light and life for residents and guests. ‘Here, architecture doesn’t just meet nature; it melds with it, in an embrace as old as time,’ reflects Hello Wood. 

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
CLT House features a green rooftop

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
Hello Wood dug the dwelling into a mound, making it peek out amid nature

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
the project speaks volumes about design and harmony

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
a 135 square-meter terrace on the water’s edge

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
blending into the rural landscape

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dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
using cross-laminated timber as the main building material

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
expansive views toward the water body

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dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
using concrete for the CLT House beams

 

 

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dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
a snug living area

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
creating an inviting space filled with light and life

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dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
Hello Wood endowed each space with meticulous detailing

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
a rich mix of material and color palettes

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dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
aerial view of CLT House

dug into the ground, hello wood's CLT house gently peeks out amid rural flora in hungary
creating a scenic spot for sunsets and sunrises

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project info:

 

name: CLT House

location: Hungary

architecture studio: Hello Wood | @hellowood

design board: András Huszár, Dávid Ráday, Krisztián Tóth, Péter Pozsár

chief architects: András Huszár, Péter Pozsár

architects: Marianna Czicze, Ádám Bedrossian

project lead (architecture): Péter Oravecz

project lead (construction): Csanád Karskó

chief builder: Henrik Polyucsák

construction estimator: Dávid Szabó

interior design consultants: Tamás Dévényi, Miklós Batisz

CLT consultant: István Murka

photographer: György Palkó@gyorgypalko

videographer: Máté Lakos @lakosmate

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