Architecture · April 6, 2021 0

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.