If you’re somewhat of a wannabe recluse and if you enjoy innovative 3D house design concepts, you will like this forest house, designed by Israeli Ando Studio for TNA Architecture. Not surprisingly, the project was commissioned by Japanese clients, the perfect candidates for a residential retreat away from the noise and bustle of the big city, into the soothing calm of the forest. The structure is a simple parallelepiped with a glass and steel façade, serenely placed in the middle of a quiet forest. Each story plays differently with the proportions of glass and steel, creating a dynamic structure, with an open terrace, lounge and leisure area at the top.
The core of the house works as a natural light shaft, as the building’s location, in a preponderantly shaded environment calls for as many openings for the sun to shine through as possible. There is a small terrace right above the main entrance, shielding it from the weather – a typically Japanese design element. Inside, floating staircases and wooden surfaces abound, while the envisioned furniture is kept simple and at a minimum. This truly Japanese 3D house design looks promising and sleek, as well as ideal for those just looking to escape the trials and tribulations of busy, everyday urban living.