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55 Wood-Accented Abodes

These Bold Structures are a New Take on an Age-Old Material

— March 20, 2012 — Eco
These wood-accented abodes aim to reinvent an age-old material. A bold and innovative take on traditional building techniques, these distinctively designed homes dare to push design boundaries.

Using wood materiality to provide structure as well as to enhance aesthetics, these awe-inspiring homes aim to provoke and challenge traditional design ideals. These dynamically detailed homes are memorable and magnificent, featuring complex geometries, visual linearity and sharp, irregular shapes.

From boxy timber abodes to twisted timber structures, these architectural pieces are taking the residential architecture world by storm. Replacing traditional homes with conceptual masterpieces, these stunning structures keep both sustainability and bold aesthetics in mind, making them every designer’s dream.
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Sharp Textural Facades
Sharp Textural Facades
Takeshi Hamada's House D Bridges Efficiency and Elegant Aesthetics
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Sun-Soaked Structures
Sun-Soaked Structures
The Meridian 'First Light House' is a Solar-Powered Marvel
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Boxy Timber Abodes
Boxy Timber Abodes
The C-I House by Paul Cha Architecture Features an Eco-Loving Exterior
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52
Firewood Architecture
Firewood Architecture
World Architecture Community's Award-Winning Polish Chunk House
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51
Modernist Bird Abodes
Modernist Bird Abodes
IMAKE Studio Birdhouses Cater to a Contemporary Class of Fowl
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50
Disaster-Proof Bamboo Housing
Disaster-Proof Bamboo Housing
This Design Against the Elements Submission is Built for the Worst
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49
Bamboo Screen Walls
Bamboo Screen Walls
Karawitz Architecture's Modern French Passivhaus Design
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48
Ultra Mod Ecobodes
Ultra Mod Ecobodes
The New Canaan Home Shows Traditional Homes the Door
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47
Treetop Facade Abodes
Treetop Facade Abodes
The Nature Screen on the Nicholson House Creates a Perennial Shade
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46
Sweetly Snowed-In Homes
Sweetly Snowed-In Homes
The Sugar Bowl Residence's Design Was Dictated by its Cold Environment
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45
Buoyant Black Exteriors
Buoyant Black Exteriors
The Rubberhouse by Cityforster is Clad in Soft Rubber
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44
Hollywood Getaway Homes
Hollywood Getaway Homes
The Coldwater Studio by Casey Hughes is Sweetly Surreal
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43
Wood-Clad Angular Abodes
Wood-Clad Angular Abodes
The Stereoscopic House by Pencil Office Features Sharp Accents
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42
Alternative Refugee Abodes
Alternative Refugee Abodes
The Pallet House by I-Beam Design Offers Low-Cost Housing
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41
Motherly Love Architecture
Motherly Love Architecture
Benjamin Garcia Saxe Builds Bamboo Haven for his Mama
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40
Tree-Hugging Arboreal Abodes
Tree-Hugging Arboreal Abodes
This Two-Storey Treehouse Playfully Embraces the Trunk
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39
Compact Forest Abodes
Compact Forest Abodes
The 'House in Lemesos' by George Papadopoulos
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38
Foliage-Friendly Abodes
Foliage-Friendly Abodes
The Rooted Tree House Integrates Itself into Nature
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37
Wood-Wrapped Abodes
Wood-Wrapped Abodes
Japanese Architect Kohki Hiranuma Builds a 'House for Everyone'
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36
Twisting Timber Abodes
Twisting Timber Abodes
Nieuw Leyden Project by 24H Harmonizes Interior and Exterior Form
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35
Award-Winning Abodes
Award-Winning Abodes
The Skylight House by Chenchow Little Architects is Highly Amusing
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34
Undulating Luber Cabanas
Undulating Luber Cabanas
Villas Tarabini by Sanzpont Were Planned with Paradise in Mind
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33
Marble Mexican Residences
Marble Mexican Residences
The 'G' House by Agraz Arquitectos Embraces its Surrounding Terrain
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32
Tree-Clad Beach Abodes
Tree-Clad Beach Abodes
'Under Pohutukawa' is Embraced by the Bush that Surrounds
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Sustainable Coastal Abodes
Sustainable Coastal Abodes
The Point Loma House in San Diego is the Epitome of Eco-Architecture
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30
Mixed Material Homes
Mixed Material Homes
The 3 Element House Blends Rich Wood and Concrete Surfaces Magnificently
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Gentle Wooden Abodes
Gentle Wooden Abodes
The Davis Residence by Miller Hull is Pleasing to the Eye
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28
Exquisite Asymmetrical Edifices
Exquisite Asymmetrical Edifices
The Graham Residence Features Intricate Imbalanced Architecture
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27
Idyllic Canadian Abodes
Idyllic Canadian Abodes
Stone and Wood Residence Brings Modern Architecture Home
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Concert Stage Homes
Concert Stage Homes
Live in the 'Open Air Stage Piberstein' and You'll Always Have Front Row Seats
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25
Arboreal Abodes
Arboreal Abodes
Whole Tree Architecture is Putting a Green Spin on Building Convention
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Super Tree Houses
Super Tree Houses
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23
Treetop Castles
Treetop Castles
The Duke of Northumberland's Swanky Forest Mansion
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22
Woodland Forest Dwellings
Woodland Forest Dwellings
Fernanda Marques 'Loft 24-7' House plays with Eco-Architecture
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21
Black Buildings
Black Buildings
Terunobu Fujimori's Spooky Glam Charred Wood Houses
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20
Sustainable Lakeside Cottages
Sustainable Lakeside Cottages
The Omena House by Danny Forster Will Attain LEED Gold Status
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19
Bowed Lumber Abodes
Bowed Lumber Abodes
The Kooyong House by Matt Gibson Gives Flair to a Heritage Home
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18
Curvaceous Cabins
Curvaceous Cabins
Totems Architecture's Casey Key Guest House Has a Neo-Retro Look
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17
Artistic Arboreal Abodes
Artistic Arboreal Abodes
The Banyan Drive Tree House Marries Tree Efficiency With Modern Style
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16
Arboreal Tropical Villas
Arboreal Tropical Villas
The ‘Treehouse' by Van Der Miszewski Architects is Stunning
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15
Natural Wooden Studios
Natural Wooden Studios
The Architects Eat 'Linear House' is Australian Awesomeness
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14
Triangular Jungle Shelters
Triangular Jungle Shelters
V-Houses by Heinz Legler Offer Stunning Views Without Damaging the Land
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13
24-Hour Home Construction
24-Hour Home Construction
‘Cottage in a Day' Makes Fast Housing for Everyone
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12
Contemporary Cabin Abodes
Contemporary Cabin Abodes
The Chimney House in Bosschenhoofd is Simple and Modern
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Tree Pods
Tree Pods
Free Spirit Spheres Elevate Outdoor Space
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10
Earthy Green Houses
Earthy Green Houses
The Suoi Re Village Community House is at Home With the Environment
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9
Public Hammock Houses
Public Hammock Houses
Flederhaus by Heri & Salli is a Vertical Park of Repose
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8
Hollow Treehouse Dwellings
Hollow Treehouse Dwellings
Nest by UID Architects is Open to the Forest Beneath It
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7
Angular Arboreal Sanctuaries
Angular Arboreal Sanctuaries
The Ecumenical Chapel by AOA Architects Branches Out to All
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6
Tree-Hugging Houses
Tree-Hugging Houses
This Cabin by Cyren & Cyren Takes Tree Houses to New Heights in Sweden
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5
Eco Luxe Trailers
Eco Luxe Trailers
The Clayton i-House Features Gas Station Architecture, Luxury Qualities
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4
Teeny Tiny Teahouses
Teeny Tiny Teahouses
The Cloud Collective 'Hermits House' is a Compact Abode
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3
Custom Adult Tree Houses
Custom Adult Tree Houses
Baumraum Architects
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Millionaire Tree Houses
Millionaire Tree Houses
These Luxury Tree Houses by Pierre Leville Gets Plenty of Attention
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Miniature Urban Abodes
Miniature Urban Abodes
A Prefab 'MEKA ALP320' Home has Been Plunked in Downtown NYC
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