In the middle of one the largest national parks in Estonia, Soomaa (literally meaning ‘swamp land’ in Estonian) a new attraction awaits visitors – a floating wilderness sauna built by students during an international summer school.
Landscape architect Grant Associates has teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) and fellow Bath based architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) in a project to save Madagascar’s critically endangered wildlife, including the blue-eyed black lemur, and their forest habitat.
The modest elevated house is arranged around a cylindrical living space concealed within an octagonal drum externally clad in alternating stripes of Douglas fir and cedar which are weathering to form a chevron pattern.
The Ranch Mine’s Canal House in Arizona was designed to create shade and privacy in a variety of settings. The courtyards act as living areas which are anchored by a rusted steel clad outdoor fireplace.
The team at AR Design Studio proposed an extension and reformation that would collect everything together in an elegant form. The modern and antique are joined by a glazed link that sits between the existing house and the new anexe.
The design by Stinessen Arkitektur was inspired by the client brief and the natural elements and surroundings of the site. Design features endeavour to meet practical functions and/or the experience of the nature and surroundings, while keeping the individual guests comfortably sheltered.
Oslotre, a Norwegian architect firm and specialist in timber construction, worked hard to ensure the Bath House merged into the woodland surroundings without taking away from the existing log cabin
Camp Wood is a high quality outdoor education for youth throughout Kansas. It is located in an endangered ecosystem at Tallgrass Prairie. The graduate level Design+Make Studio at Kansas State University developed robust forms and spaces within this beautiful landscape.
The Saw-mill Shelter, located in the Architectural Association estate, was designed and built by students with the help of the school faculty and Arup engineers. Each lath carries up to two tonnes of tension, demonstrating the remarkable strength of wood.
Design: Anmahian Winton Architects
Located in the mountains this building sits at the end of a steep, half-mile gravel drive. It is situated at the center of a three-mile radius “dark” landscape with very little light pollution.
Design: Moxon Architects
Culardoch Shieling, a mountain hut in Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, has been completed by Moxon Architects. Located at the foot of Culardoch, the remote new shieling (Scottish Gaelic term for hut) looks out across the expanse of the scenic upper Glen Gairn.
Design: Miller Kendrick Architects
The cabin, known as ‘Arthur’s Cave’, is one of eight winning entries for the Epic Retreats competition. The project was part funded by the Welsh Government’s Tourism Product Innovation Fund.
Architects: H3T Architekti
Imagine you walk through a forrest and pass an old railway bridge when you realize there is a black house, suspended from one of the arches. Would you dare to climb in?
The concept is based on incorporating the forest landscape into a five-finger building to create new relations between the inside office and the outside forest landscape. A nature trail surrounding the building allows to explore the different forest ecotypes.