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Tiny Forest Pond House Offers Peace and Tranquility in a Tucked-Away Corner of Hampshire

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 5, 2013 @ 9:43 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery | No Comments

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TDO Architecture says in their design brief that they used contrasting qualities to create a special ambience. The darker portions of the very small house constructed of timber [1], glass and copper “address” the forest, while the lighter aspects address a little garden pond. In this way, the structure not only fits in to the surroundings, but also enhances them.

There’s something so magical about this joyful hideout, where “the dark elevations serve as blackboards for drawing in the woods,” TDO writes, and “a rising floor shrinks one corner down to the size of a child.” There is only one source of light, so the environmental impact is negligible, and it creates a reflection [2] in the water that allows for quiet contemplation.

+ TDO Architecture [3]

Photos by Ben Blossom [4]

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[1] small house constructed of timber: http://inhabitat.com/tag/timber-house/

[2] creates a reflection: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hansha-reflection-house/

[3] + TDO Architecture: http://tdoarchitecture.tumblr.com

[4] Ben Blossom: http://www.benblossom.com/

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