Forest House

Hessian design

Forest House was started as a concept house for a design competition but evolved over time into a project for pushing skill development and the use of different software. The house originally started with an idea of not having to choose whether you occupy the ground, canopy or rooftop of the forest. Instead the house allowed for movement between all three. The guest wings were also imagined as phases that could come later in the development and that could operate independently. 

 

The house crept closer to the water's edges as the project moved forward to allow views of the design but ideally the treeline would surround the majority of the building, allowing the main structure to be camouflaged amongst the pines.