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Zero Plus Architecture Gets Thoughtful in (and of) the Forest

Zero Plus Architecture carefully planned this cool Washington-area cabin design to ensure it complemented its environment without being a burden to it. Picturesque Puget Sound is the perfect spot for this rustic house style – wood, expansive glazing, and oh yes, the views! This glass wall house captures nature at every turn, while indoors it’s not a far cry from the great outdoors as well. “Our practice explores how architecture can develop a symbiotic relationship with its surroundings,” according to the architects. With a goal of leaving the site, speckled with mature Douglas Fir trees, undisturbed, this forest house plan began to take shape. The barely there walls invite the surrounding lush greenery in, complementing the natural wood floors and the sky-high (almost) two-storey living space. Even the bathroom embraces nature, with a glass enclosure – frosted at the bottom for privacy, and clear at the top to ensure you don’t have to go a moment without a bit of the great outdoors in sight. Living spaces were organized with the sun in mind – public spaces at the home’s perimeter, surrounded by the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the private seeping areas turned inward, insulated from light and noise. For more on this rustic cabin home, visit Zero Plus Architecture.
via Arch Daily



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