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A Green Roof Slopes Down To The Ground On This Home In The Forest

A Green Roof Slopes Down To The Ground On This Home In The Forest

Russian-based Snegiri Architects has designed a modern home with a sloping green roof, that’s also surrounded by a forest.

A modern house with a sloped green roof, and light and dark wood siding.

Titled the ‘HillHouse’, the design of the home includes a live “carpet” of plants, like stonecrop and wild camomile.

A modern house with a sloped green roof, and light and dark wood siding.

The green roof slopes from the rear of the home, down to the ground at the front, with most windows and rooms oriented to get as much sun as possible.

A modern house with a sloped green roof, and light and dark wood siding.

Light wood accents complement the surrounding nature, and at the same time provide a contrasting element to the dark wood siding featured on the rest of the home.

A modern house with a sloped green roof.

The home is also equipped with energy-saving windows, a ventilation system with air recuperation, and is completely winterized.

A modern house with dark wood siding, black window frames, firewood storage, and a green roof.
A modern house with dark wood siding and black window frames.

The wood elements continue inside and are showcased on the ceiling, the doors, and the stairs, while the bathroom interior is a bold statement with black walls and a white bathtub.

A modern home with black and white walls, and wood doors.
A modern home with wood stairs.
A modern bathroom with black walls, white bathtub, and gold hardware.

Section, Floor Plans And Models

The section of a modern house with a sloped green roof.
The floor plan of a modern house with a sloped green roof.
The floor plan of a modern house with a sloped green roof.
The model of a modern house with a sloped green roof.

This Modern Tiny House Surrounded By A Forest In Hawaii Is A Surprising Find

This Modern Tiny House Surrounded By A Forest In Hawaii Is A Surprising Find

Nestled in a forest of Ohia trees and located in Volcano, Hawaii, the ‘Kuono‘ tiny home is an oasis just five minutes from the nearby national park.

Eye-catching floor-to-ceiling 14 foot windows connecting the interior of the tiny home to the outdoors, while the warm wood exterior and architecture are inspired by modern design.

Eye-catching floor-to-ceiling 14 foot windows connecting the interior of this tiny home to the outdoors, while the warm wood exterior and architecture are inspired by modern design.

A bright orange door welcomes guests to the tiny house, which can be booked through Airbnb.

A modern tiny home with a bright orange door.

Stepping inside, and there’s a small kitchenette with all the essentials.

A small kitchenette within a modern tiny home.

Opposite the kitchenette is the bathroom, where there’s a wood vanity, a curved mirror, and a glass-enclosed shower.

A tiny home bathroom with a wood vanity, a curved mirror, and a glass-enclosed shower.

The main living area of the tiny home is shared with the bedroom, creating an open plan interior filled with natural light. The living room is furnished with a sofa (which doubles as a secondary bed), as well as a small table and a couple of chairs.

The main living area of a modern tiny home is shared with the bedroom, creating an open plan interior filled with natural light.

Opposite the living room is the bedroom with a wood-framed bed and matching side tables.

A modern bedroom in a tiny house.

Through the large sliding glass door, there’s a private lanai with a hot tub and lounge chairs.

A modern tiny house with a private lanai that includes a hot tub and lounge chairs.

Both of which face a fire pit that’s surrounded by wood stools.

An outdoor fire pit surrounded by wood stools.

To learn more, take a tour of this tiny house by watching a video from YouTuber Levi Kelly as he takes a look around.

Walls Of Windows On This Cabin Allow For Views Of The Surrounding Forest

Walls Of Windows On This Cabin Allow For Views Of The Surrounding Forest

Photography by Tonu Tunnel

b210 architects has designed a small wood cabin in Estonia, that’s used as a hotel room for the Maidla Nature Resort.

Located on the edge of a bog, the small cabin is designed for 1-2 visitors, and has an angular design with dark brown ash wood walls combined with large windows.

Located on the edge of a bog, this small cabin is designed for 1-2 visitors, and has an angular design with dark brown ash wood walls combined with large windows.
Photography by Tonu Tunnel

The tiny treehouse-inspired building is accessed via a boardwalk that connects to the deck.

This tiny treehouse-inspired cabin is accessed via a boardwalk that connects to the deck.
Photography by Tonu Tunnel

The entire cabin is covered with terraces that enable a unique experience for enjoying the sunset, stargazing, and bird watching.

The entire cabin is covered with terraces that enables a unique experience for enjoying the sunset, stargazing and bird watching.
Photography by Priidu Saart

The deck, which has birch trees growing through it, expands the living space of the cabin.

This modern wood deck, which has birch trees growing through it, expands the living space of the cabin.
Photography by Tonu Tunnel
This modern wood deck, which has birch trees growing through it, expands the living space of the cabin.
Photography by Tonu Tunnel

At night, exterior lighting creates a cozy atmosphere.

At night, exterior lighting creates a cozy atmosphere for this cabin's deck.
Photography by Tonu Tunnel

A black-framed glass door provides a glimpse of the interior and views beyond.

A black-framed glass door provides a glimpse of the interior and views beyond.
Photography by Tonu Tunnel

Inside the cabin is a bedroom with a small sitting area at the end of the bed, which faces the fireplace and the view.

A modern cabin includes a triangular bedroom with a small sitting area at the end of the bed, which faces the fireplace and the view.
Photography by Tonu Tunnel

Behind the sleeping area is a small bathroom that includes floor-to-ceiling mirrors and an incineration toilet.

A small bathroom that includes floor-to-ceiling mirrors and an incineration toilet.
Photography by Tonu Tunnel

Here’s a look at the layout of the cabin, showing how the bathroom is tucked around the corner from the bed.

The floor plan of a small diamond shaped cabin.
Architect: b210 architects – Mari Hunt, co-authors Aet Ader, Karin Tõugu, Kadri Klementi | Engineering: Peter Stumbur, Veiko Koppe (Production House) | Builder: Otto Ehitab

This Mushroom Inspired House Design Has Panoramic Windows That Offer Views Of The Surrounding Forest

This Mushroom Inspired House Design Has Panoramic Windows That Offer Views Of The Surrounding Forest

Architecture firm ZJJZ has recently completed ‘The Mushroom’, a unique house surrounded by a pine forest in Jiangxi, China.

The design of the house includes a cone-shaped roof structure that’s clad in wood shingles.

This modern cabin has wood shingles that clad a cone-shaped roof, and a base of granolithic concrete.

Complementing the wood shingles is a base of granolithic concrete, both of which will slowly change in color with humidity and time, allowing the cabin to somewhat blend in with the surrounding natural environment.

This modern cabin has wood shingles that clad a cone-shaped roof, and a base of granolithic concrete.

The cabin sits above the forest floor, minimizing the impact of the construction on the site, and allowing the entrance to be reached via exterior stairs.

A modern cabin with stairs leading to the front door.

Inside, there’s a bedroom that showcases panoramic windows that are curved to the shape of the cabin.

Inside this modern cabin, there's a bedroom that's designed to take advantage of the panoramic window that's curved to the shape of the wall.
Inside this modern cabin, there's a bedroom that's designed to take advantage of the panoramic window that's curved to the shape of the wall.

A small staircase leads up to a lofted children’s area that provides a closer glimpse at the pure white cone-shaped ceiling that’s rounded at the top.

A modern cabin with a narrow staircase and built-in handrail.
A modern cabin with a cone-shaped ceiling.

In the bathroom, there’s a built-in bathtub with a horizontal window, which was designed to ensure privacy from the walking paths outside, while still allowing views of nature.

In this modern bathroom, there's a built-in bathtub with a horizontal window, which was designed to ensure privacy from the walking paths outside, while still allowing views of nature.

Here are the floor plans and section that show the layout of the cabin.

The floor plan of a mushroom shaped modern cabin.
A mushroom shaped modern cabin.
Photography: Fangfang Tian, ZJJZ | Architect’s Firm: ZJJZ – Lead Architects: Sean Shen, Xuanru Chen, Yuying Kate Tsai | Structure Consultant: XIE Technologies | Contractor: Zhejiang Huzhou deyi Construction Co., Ltd.

This Cozy House In The Forest Was Designed For Relaxing Weekends

This Cozy House In The Forest Was Designed For Relaxing Weekends

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects has recently completed a weekend retreat in Jones, Michigan, for a Chicago based couple who wanted serenity and a slower pace.

Inside, steps from the glass front door lead down to the kitchen that has dark stained oak cabinets, while black slate floors feature throughout the home, and are easily visible in the dining area, which also has additional cabinets.

Inside this modern house, steps from the glass front door lead down to the kitchen, that has oak cabinets stained in a deep, deep green, while black slate floors feature throughout the home, and are easily visible in the dining area that also provides access to additional cabinets. #DarkWoodKitchen #KitchenDesign #SlateFloors

Adjacent to the dining area is a living room that showcases a charred cedar accent wall with a hand-worked blackened steel fireplace surround.

This modern living room showcases a charred cedar accent wall with a hand worked blackened steep fireplace surround. #Fireplace #LivingRoom #Windows #WoodAccentWall

A sunroom off the kitchen creates a place to relax in the shade while also enjoying the view of the trees. It also opens to a patio that leads down to the garden.

A sunroom off the kitchen of this modern house creates a place to relax in the shade while also enjoying the view of the trees. It also opens to a patio that leads down to the garden. #Sunroom

Outside, a pair of beams running the length of the house can be seen. The beams reinforce a sense of movement and order as the interior floor levels terrace down, following the site’s terrain.

This modern home has a pair of glulam beams running the length of the house can be seen. The beams reinforce a sense of movement and order as the interior floor levels terrace down, following the site’s terrain. #Architecture #HouseDesign #ModernHouse

Back inside, there’s a second living room with another black steel framed fireplace, while the wood ceiling wraps down onto the wall.

This modern living room has a black steel framed fireplace, while the wood ceiling wraps down onto the wall. #LivingRoom #BlackFramedFireplace #SteelFireplace

Stairs by the kitchen lead up to the second floor of the house where the bedrooms are found. Cabinetry that matches the kitchen downstairs provides a closet for the master bedroom.

Stairs by the kitchen of this modern house lead up to the second floor owhere the bedrooms are found. Cabinets with a deep green stain provides a closet for the master bedroom. #Storage

The master bedroom has windows that wrap around the corner and allow natural light to fill the room.

This master bedroom has windows that wrap around the corner and allow natural light to fill the room. #MasterBedroom #BedroomDesign

In the master bathroom, the freestanding bathtub takes advantage of the windows that overlook a small deck. Opposite the bathtub is a wood vanity with dual sinks, storage drawers, and open shelving.

In this modern master bathroom, the freestanding bathtub takes advantage of the windows that overlook a small deck. Opposite the bathtub is a wood vanity with dual sinks, storage drawers, and open shelving. #MasterBathroom #BathroomDesign

The bathroom also has a shower with a skylight that highlights the texture and coloring of the handmade tiles that clad its walls.

This modern bathroom has a shower with a skylight that highlights the texture and coloring of the handmade tiles that clad its walls. #Shower #ShowerDeisgn #BathroomDesign

The house also has a room with two pairs of bunk beds. Curtains provide privacy, while black ladders allows for ease of access.

This modern house also has a room that houses two pairs of bunk beds. Curtains provide privacy, while black ladders allows for ease of access., and lamps create a source of light. #BunkBeds #Bunks

Each of the bunks also has it’s own lighting mounted to the wall.

This modern house also has a room that houses two pairs of bunk beds. Curtains provide privacy, while black ladders allows for ease of access., and lamps create a source of light. #BunkBeds #Bunks
Photography by Tony Soluri

A Small House Shaped Like A Shell Is Surrounded By A Japanese Forest

A Small House Shaped Like A Shell Is Surrounded By A Japanese Forest

Tono Mirai Architects has designed a small house in the forest of Nagano Prefecture in Japan, that has a shell-like appearance.

The client requested a home that would have “architecture that is unusual, beautiful, and does not make you feel old in time”. The result is a house that has unique curves, and is open to the trees.

Tono Mirai Architects has designed a small house in the forest of Nagano Prefecture in Japan, that has a shell-like appearance. #SmallHouse #ModernArchitecture #HouseDesign #Shingles

The small house was built using materials like local wood and clay, and crafted using traditional building techniques. Dark wood shingles cover the curved exterior, while recessed windows and skylights capture small amounts of natural light, and a light wood door welcomes guests.

This small curved house was built using materials like local wood and clay, and crafted using traditional building techniques. Dark wood shingles cover the curved exterior, while recessed windows and skylights capture small amounts of natural light, and a light wood door welcomes guests. #CurvedHouse #SmallHouse #Shingles #Windows #Architecture

On the other side of the home, large sliding doors help to create an indoor / outdoor living experience, and allow the occupants to enjoy the nature that surrounds the house.

This small house has large sliding doors that help to create an indoor / outdoor living experience, and allow the occupants to enjoy the nature that surrounds the home. #SmallHouse #Architecture #Doors #CurvedHouse

Inside, it’s a two-level open floor plan, with a kitchen that features an oval island, a raised dining area, open living room, and stairs that lead up to a lofted bedroom. There’s also a bathroom on the main floor.

Inside this small house, there's a two storey open floor plan, with a kitchen that features an oval island, a raised dining area, and open living room, and stairs that lead up to a lofted bedroom. There's also a bathroom on the main floor. #SmallHouse #LoftBedroom #ClayWalls #OvalKitchenIsland

A fireplace curves out from the wall, with its surround made from rammed earth.

This small house has a fireplace that curves out from the wall, with its surround made from rammed earth. #Fireplace #RammedEarth #InteriorDesign
Photography © takeshi noguchi | Architect: Tono Mirai architects / Tono Mirai | Construction: Terashima Construction Company

This Small House In The Forest Has High Ceilings To Allow For Two Loft Spaces

This Small House In The Forest Has High Ceilings To Allow For Two Loft Spaces

Owning a small house in the woods is one way to create the ultimate getaway, which is what owner and documentary photographer Mike Belleme did with the help of architectural and interior design studio Shelter Collective.

The 400 square foot cabin named ‘The Nook’, is located in Swannanoa, North Carolina. The house has an exterior of shiplap cypress siding and features local materials, like black walnut, throughout its design.

A small wood house with an arched window.

Inside the small house, there’s an 18-foot high ceiling and plenty of windows help to create the feeling of an open and spacious interior, with a small living room, a kitchen with a breakfast alcove, a sleeping nook, and the bathroom.

A small house with a white interior and wood accents.

Ladders provide access to a lofted entertainment space and a separate smaller loft for drinking tea.

A small house with a reading loft

A swing by the window lets you bring back memories of childhood, while a sliding door opens to a deck.

A swing beside a window inside a small house

Outside, there’s a corner deck made from local lumber allowing visitors to look out to the surrounding trees while enjoying a drink.

If you want to experience The Nook for yourself, you can book a stay through Airbnb.

A small wood house with a corner deck
Photography by Mike Belleme

A House In The Forest Clad In Eastern Cedar Siding Is Raised Above The Surrounding Rocky Landscape

A House In The Forest Clad In Eastern Cedar Siding Is Raised Above The Surrounding Rocky Landscape

Natalie Dionne Architecture has designed a modern wood home that’s located in the forest, roughly 60 miles (100km) southeast of Montreal, Canada.

The clients had long cherished the dream of building themselves a home in the heart of nature.

Surrounded by mature hemlock and deciduous trees, the home is meant to pay tribute to the living forest, with the driveway located between rocky outcrops.

This modern house in the forest is clad in eastern white cedar, which was pretreated with a product that accelerates the greying process

The house is clad in eastern white cedar, which was pretreated with a product that accelerates the greying process, letting the home blend into the landscape and to keep future maintenance to a minimum.

This modern house in the forest is clad in eastern white cedar, which was pretreated with a product that accelerates the greying process
This modern house in the forest is clad in eastern white cedar, which was pretreated with a product that accelerates the greying process
This modern house in the forest is clad in eastern white cedar, which was pretreated with a product that accelerates the greying process

Stepping inside, we see there’s a bunkroom, capable of accommodating up to 10 guests, that’s located adjacent to the entrance hall.

A modern bunkroom capable of sleeping up to 10 guests.
A modern bunkroom capable of sleeping up to 10 guests.

Stairs leading up to the main level of the house split the interior in two, with the living spaces on one side and the bedroom suite on the other.

A modern home interior with wood stairs and glass handrails.
A modern home interior with wood stairs and glass handrails.

The open floor plan social areas of the house include the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

The living room has floor to ceiling windows on both sides, allowing it to be bathed in natural light. A black fireplace surround that incorporates the television adds a contrasting element, and the exposed roof structure is made of engineered wood produced from Northern Québec black spruce.

A black fireplace surround that incorporates the television adds a contrasting element, and the exposed roof structure is made from black spruce.

In the kitchen, there are two islands made from solid maple, while Russian plywood was used throughout for the rest of the built-in cabinetry.

In this modern kitchen, there's two kitchen islands made from solid maple, polished concrete floors, and a large square window above the sink.
In this modern kitchen, there's two kitchen islands made from solid maple, polished concrete floors, and a large square window above the sink.
In this modern kitchen, there's two kitchen islands made from solid maple and polished concrete floors.
In this modern kitchen, there's two kitchen islands made from solid maple and polished concrete floors.

A large sliding door opens the interior spaces to a partially covered terrace.

A large sliding door opens the interior spaces of this modern home to a partially covered terrace.
A large sliding door opens the interior spaces of this modern home to a partially covered terrace.

Polished concrete floors, gypsum walls, and the natural aluminum windows blend harmoniously with the wood. These three design elements can be seen throughout the interior, like the hallway leading to the bedroom suite.

Polished concrete floors, gypsum walls, and the natural aluminum windows blend harmoniously with the wood in this modern home.

A master bedroom suite with minimal furniture has tall windows that frame the trees and rocks outside.

A master bedroom suite with minimal furniture has tall windows that frame the trees and rocks outside.
A tall window provides this modern bedroom with views of the forest.

In the bathroom, there’s a freestanding bathtub with forest views, while a wood vanity adds a natural element.

In this modern bathroom, there's a freestanding bathtub with forest views, while a wood vanity adds a natural element.

Here’s a look at the floor plan of the home.

The floor plan of a modern two story home.
Photographer : Raphaël Thibodeau | Architects: Natalie Dionne Architecture | Design team: Natalie Dionne, Corinne Deleers, Rosemarie Faille-Faubert, and Martin Laneuville | Engineer: Latéral

Walls Of Windows Allow This Hillside Home To Take Advantage Of The Forest Views

Walls Of Windows Allow This Hillside Home To Take Advantage Of The Forest Views

Schuchovski Arquitetura has recently completed a modern home in Itajaí, Brazil, that’s surrounded by a forested hill and includes a sculptural spiral staircase, as well as a cantilevered swimming pool.

A modern house with multiple levels also has a cantilevered swimming pool.

Steps leading up to the front door and a large double-height atrium welcomes guests to the home.

Steps leading up to the front door and a large double height atrium welcomes guests to this modern home.

Inside there’s a small entryway before it opens up to the dining room. Sculptural metallic pendant lights hang above the rounded dining table, while spiral stairs and a green wall separate the dining room from the living room.

Sculptural metallic pendant lights hang above the rounded dining table in this modern dining room, while spiral stairs and a green wall separate the dining area from the living room.
Sculptural metallic pendant lights hang above the rounded dining table in this modern dining room.

In the living room, there are glass walls that open to the outdoors, while a fireplace can be found on the far wall.

In this living there's glass walls that open to the outdoors, while a fireplace can be found on the far wall.
In this living there's glass walls that open to the outdoors, while a fireplace can be found on the far wall.

On the opposite side of the dining room, there’s a bar with a long narrow island and a secondary living room with a bright pink sofa and a large artistic rug. The kitchen is tucked out of sight behind the bar.

A home bar with a long narrow island, and a secondary living room with a bright pink sofa and a large artistic rug.
This modern home bar has a long narrow island and glass shelving.
This modern home bar has a long narrow island and glass shelving.

The kitchen and secondary living room open to a deck and swimming. The swimming pool has a triangular shape, and it’s easy to see when looking up at it from below, how cantilevered it is.

This modern house has a swimming pool, and it's easy to see when looking up at it from below, how cantilevered it is.
This modern house has a swimming pool, and it's easy to see when looking up at it from below, how cantilevered it is.

Back inside, and the spiral staircase by the dining room leads up to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Modern white spiral staircase.
Modern white spiral staircase.

There’s also a secondary staircase that also connects the floors of the home, however, this one has skylights to help keep the space bright.

A modern staircase with skylights.
A modern staircase with skylights.

Upstairs, one of the bedrooms has a touch of pink and a stone wall. Behind an artistic grid screen is a walk-in closet.

A modern bedroom with a pink color theme.
A modern walk-in closet.

In another bedroom, a blue color theme has been chosen.

A modern bedroom with a blue color theme.

There are multiple bathrooms throughout the house. This bathroom has plenty of windows to maximize the views for the deep soaking tub and vanity area.

This bathroom has plenty of windows to maximize the views for the deep soaking tub and vanity area.

In another bathroom, a blue-tiled accent wall provides a backdrop for the white vanity and mirror.

A blue tiled accent wall provides a backdrop for the white vanity and mirror in this modern bathroom.
A blue tiled accent wall provides a backdrop for the white vanity and mirror in this modern bathroom.

In a powder room, there’s a mirror framed by floor-to-ceiling wood.

In a powder room, there's a mirror framed by floor-to-ceiling wood.
Photography by Eduardo Macarios | Architecture firm: Schuchovski Arquitetura | Project Team: Eliza Schuchovski, Juliana Freitas, Júlia Sampaio, Isabella Borsato, Natália Cunha, and Bruna Gregorini

The Modern Brick Exterior Of This House Stands Out From The Forest And Landscaped Gardens It’s Surrounded By

The Modern Brick Exterior Of This House Stands Out From The Forest And Landscaped Gardens It’s Surrounded By

33bY Architecture has designed a modern brick house in the Ukrainian city of Bucha.

Surrounded by forest, the ‘BST House’, which also has a guest house, features a facade of hand-formed brick.

Surrounded by forest, the 'BST House', which also has a guest house, features a facade of hand-formed brick.
A modern brick home with black window frames.

Complementing and contrasting the brown brick are the black steel window frames, panels, and balcony railing.

Complementing and contrasting the brown brick of this home are the black steel window frames, panels, and balcony railing.
Complementing and contrasting the brown brick of this home are the black steel window frames, panels, and balcony railing.

Apart from the tall trees of the surrounding forest, the home also has expansive landscaping designed by Alex Zinevich, and includes more than 500 different plant species.

There’s also a long rectangular swimming pool with a deck furnished with sun loungers on one side, and a path on the other.

This modern brick house has a long rectangular swimming pool with a deck furnished with sun loungers on one side, and a path on the other.
This modern brick house has a long rectangular swimming pool with a deck furnished with sun loungers.

Low gabion walls define the edge of the pool deck and provide a separation from a lower path.

Low gabion walls define the edge of a pool deck and provide a separation from a lower path.

Another water element has been added to the landscape design in the form of a natural pond with a waterfall.

The landscape design of this modern brick house includes a natural pond with a waterfall.
Photography by Oleg Stelmah | Architecture Firm: 33bY Architecture | Lead Architects: Ivan Yunakov, Andrey Karpov, Yaroslav Katrich | Landscape design: Alex Zinevich