Living in the middle of your own private forest is something many people dream of. For a German family, this became reality. They now live in their own low-maintenance, barrier-free forest house that is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. For the design of this ecological family home, the team from Cousin Architekt once again opted for a Rockpanel facade.
The owners of this property in Hamburg (Germany) have enjoyed the vibrancy and microclimate of a naturally overgrown 2,000 square metres piece of land since moving there in 2021. Their house was placed into a forest in such a way that only one tree had to be cut down. The minimal strip foundations, a wide cantilevered ground floor slab and floating terrace deck created a lot of living space with minimal soil sealing.