The Perfect Getaway Place: German Forest Home Design By Format Elf Architekten
Hofgut Estate, which offers luxury accommodation, dining and spa facilities commissioned the German architecture studio Format Elf Architekten to create three holiday cottages for a resort in the Bavarian countryside for guests looking to stay longer periods than the existing facilities allowed.
The central theme chosen by the German architects for the three cottages is the resemblance to the typical barn-style agricultural buildings that can be found in the region.
Architect Stefan Hanniger goes onto explain “The silhouettes of the houses are reduced to their essence and have an iconic and sharp appearance. The material of the facade is blackened timber which creates a conceptual bridge to the old weather-beaten barn.”
All three homes sit on a hill that overlooks the surrounding landscape and are really equivalent in look, all clad in black-stained timber, allowing them to blend with their surroundings . Another common point is that all three cottages are accessed by extended pathways with picnic benches crafted from natural wood. The structures are differentiated by details suchs as the arrangement of terraces and window openings that relate to their position on the estate and apparently feature diverse materials, presumably on the interior.
Each house features a full kitchen and bedroom suite within its sleek interior of brown, white, or gray. Inside the buildings, the pitched roofs create sloping ceilings above double-height living and dining areas. From the few pictures that were launched with the houses interior, seems that a minimalist style was chosen.
Taking inspiration from the “longhouse” (langhäuser), the forest home design created by Format Elf Architekten perfectly fits in the all-natural atmosphere through the materials that were used to build the cottages.
A perfect getaway place. Check out the image gallery below.