Contemporary Forest House With Panoramic Views

This contemporary Forest House is organized in three volumes, it features panoramic views and functional design

This contemporary Forest House is organized in three volumes, it features panoramic views and functional design

The seamless integration of architecture into landscape has lately become a natural concern for builders, architects and designers all over the world. If you are interested in such ideas, too, it’s high time to look at the Forest House located in Durban, South Africa built by Bloc Architects, as this home is all about it.

The architects focused on raw materials and on a functional organization so they structured the house into three volumes with concrete frames, steel columns and timber screens. The volumes have large glass walls, sliding doors and timber screens for increased privacy. The service volumes contain spaces such as the laundry area, a workshop, a gym, a staff apartment and a garage for three cars. There’s also a social volume and a sleeping volume and the ground floor also has an indoor-outdoor swimming pool which literally brings the outdoors in. Its volumes form an L-shaped floor plan and are totally independent from each other

The sunken living room is large and open but at the same time very cozy and comfortable-looking, there’s an oversized L-shaped sofa. The bedroom suites have access to private balconies with clear glass railings and sliding doors. The bedrooms feature amazing views and there’s a timber screen that can be used for privacy. The indoor-outdoor swimming pool is the strongest link between the house and its immediate surroundings. A cozy and open outdoor sitting area is built around a large fire pit. Landscaping is perfectly styled, too, it’s very harmonious and chic.

There's an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, which is always available and connects the indoor and outdoor spaces

There's an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, which is always available and connects the indoor and outdoor spaces

There's a large outdoor fire pit and beautiful landscaping all around

There's a large outdoor fire pit and beautiful landscaping all around

The house features glass walls, sliding doors and timber screens for increased privacy and comfort

The house features glass walls, sliding doors and timber screens for increased privacy and comfort

The kitchen, dining and living rooms are united into a single and comfortable volume with lights and modern furniture

The kitchen, dining and living rooms are united into a single and comfortable volume with lights and modern furniture

The living space is sunken, it's a large conversation pit with an oversized L-shaped sofa

The living space is sunken, it's a large conversation pit with an oversized L-shaped sofa

The master bedroom is united with the bathroom, there's a large bed, a bathtub in the bedroom, a large vanity and lights plus a large balcony

The master bedroom is united with the bathroom, there's a large bed, a bathtub in the bedroom, a large vanity and lights plus a large balcony

The ground floor volume features an L-shaped floor plan

The ground floor volume features an L-shaped floor plan

These amazing views are very relaxing and can be seen from every space, timber screens can be used for privacy

These amazing views are very relaxing and can be seen from every space, timber screens can be used for privacy

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