Wooden house surrounded by nature
Rigid exteriors and cosy interiors. Wooden house surrounded by nature

The house, with a simple and compact shape, designed by the architectural studio mw works, stands on an existing foundation and is immersed in the forest, overlooking the Hood canal and the Dabob bay in the United States

Homeowners living in Houston, Texas, are very fond of these places, having spent several summers here

Wooden terrace over the landscape

Loving the wild nature of the southern canal, they had the desire to build a small refuge right here where they could spend their summer holidays

Wooden terrace over the landscape

The idea was that of a very simple project, with a modern and compact structure, characterized by openings carved into the roof and walls and animated by the entrance of the light or by panoramic points

Wooden terrace over the landscape

Visitors approach the building from the south, from where you can see a shed signalling the entrance

Wooden terrace over the landscape

To the north and west the windows open onto the landscape in the distance while to the south and east they open onto the water

Wooden terrace over the landscape

The south and east elevations remain mostly solid, to the benefit of privacy

Wooden terrace over the landscape

Skylights on the roof provide natural light, as well as a view of the starry sky at night

Wooden terrace over the landscape

Soft pine plywood provides warmth and makes the interior more welcoming

Wooden terrace over the landscape

The patio located in the western corner of the house extends into the landscape, connecting the building to the larger site and located as a starting point at the beginning of the trails

Wooden terrace over the landscape

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