monolithic 'forest view' house appears to float among the woods of russia

monolithic 'forest view' house appears to float among the woods of russia

russian architecture practice horomystudio introduces its ‘forest view’ house as an object in the landscape. while expressed as a monolith, the faceted timber cabin occupies its forested context with a light footprint and a narrow plan. the design team favored this minimum built area in an effort to preserve all the existing trees that make up the site. despite its compact plan, 
the project is programmed to house several families. this is achieved be organizing the spaces across six levels, all united by a large living room as a common gathering space.


horomystudio forest view house
images © dmitrii tsyrenshchikov

 

 

based in russia, the design team at horomystudio nestles its ‘forest view’ house among its forest site without disrupting any of the trees. at the ground level, the house touches the ground with only a sliver of its volume, the rest supported by a cluster of pillars. this strategy creates an illusion that the faceted mass floats above the forest floor, an architectural object emerging from within the trees. the monolith is perforated by scattered picture windows of various sizes and dimensions, creating framed views of the landscape throughout the interior.

horomystudio forest view house

 

 

horomystudio programs the residential ares across four levels of the ‘forest view’ house. the remaining two levels host technical spaces. because of the site’s sloping topography, the first story of the house is partially embedded into the ground and doubly perform as a retaining wall to maintain the clear, occupiable space beneath the floating volume above.  the team notes that it was essential that this covered outdoor area remain clear to allow vehicles to pass underneath if necessary.

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despite its monolithic mass, the house occupies the landscape lightly

horomystudio forest view house
the volume seems to float among the trees, and is accessed by an elevated walkway

monolithic 'forest view' house appears to float among the woods of russiathe wooded site is framed beneath the elevated ‘forest view’ house

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a bright interior contrasts the dark, timber exterior cladding

monolithic 'forest view' house appears to float among the woods of russia
scattered picture windows create framed views of the russian forest

monolithic 'forest view' house appears to float among the woods of russia
the monolithic house floats atop a set of pillars which are expressed throughout the interior

 

 

 

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project info:

 

project title: forest view house

architecture: horomystudio | @horomystudio

location: russia

lead architects: vetosheva olga, zakharov eduard

photography: © dmitrii tsyrenshchikov

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