The Incline to Forest Structure by Kengo Kuma Incorporates Surroundings

 - Mar 26, 2014
References: kkaa.co.jp & designboom
This forest structure by Kengo Kuma Architecture firm makes the most of the tree-filled surroundings and incorporates these elements into the design.

The house is constructed with timber both on the inside and outside, with the wood flooring in the main living room integrating seamlessly with the exterior deck. Instead of knocking a tree down that was found on the plot of land, it has been incorporated into the outside deck area, which fits in perfectly with the naturalistic forest structure. The interior is extremely open and minimalist, with a few tables and chairs scattered in various sections. If anything this takes away from the cozy atmosphere one would find in a cabin, but the views make up for any lack of intimacy.

Photo Credits: designboom, kkaa.co.jp