A Timber Home In The Forest By Marchi Architects

French studio Marchi Architects created the ‘Black House’, a timber home in the midst of a forest in the Normandy region.

The extension was cladded with near-black wooden timber slats, which gives it a sleek yet unobtrusive appearance in the lush surrounding landscape. Additionally, the volume is embedded into the sloping terrain, giving access to and offering expansive views of the environment. The interior was designed as an open space, connecting the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Speaking of the inspiration behind the design, the architects say: “The dark timber cladding plays with light and shadows so that the extension disappears in the shade of the forest around.”

"The dark timber cladding plays with light and shadows so that the extension disappears in the shade of the forest around."
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All images © Fernando Guerra

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