Forest house
von | Feb 11, 2011

Deep in the forest south of Berlin stands a new wooden house by the Leipzig architects Schellenberg und Thaut. Close to a lake with crystal-clear water this is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. There was originally a simple wooden summer house dating from 1926 on the land. Though it looked charming on the outside, the little house was in a desolate state, so much so that there was no question of it being refurbished. The aim behind the architectural concept, however, was to retain the atmosphere, proportions, and simple style of construction of the house, and clearly integrate them in the new weekend house. The house is made of wood and clad with dark-brown varnished pine wood. On the gable side the dark building with a wide front window opens on to the surrounding countryside, and the few other openings in the facade are also surrounded by an extra-wide frame. The light accents also reference the interior, which is covered on all sides with white pine cladding. Through the facade-wide window the beauty of the place can be enjoyed from inside as a framed view of the forest.

View on the new, 62m ² big weekend house in the pine forest
Pendant lamp "Lolita" by moooi, black rotary switches and sockets by Berker
Small traditional woodburning stove by Dovre
Wall and ceiling light by Mawa design
Originally a simple wooden house built in 1926 stood here in a pine forest near Berlin All Photos © Werner Huthmacher, Berlin
White floor, white walls and a large, framed view
Mosaic tiles by Jasba. Fittings by Axor / Hansgrohe, sink by Alape and handle by FSB