The design overlays the two functions to give a single diagram. This was shaped by the forest to give a form to the building.


Courtesy of TDO Architecture – Sketch

The Forest Pond House combines contrasting surroundings and contrasting uses to striking effect. It nestles between the dark drama of the forest and the bright calm of the water. Black, angular sides address the forest; light, curved surfaces and sheet glass address the pond. As well as mirroring the building’s environment, the design creates its dual functions.


Courtesy of TDO Architecture – Plan

The dark elevations serve as blackboards for drawing in the woods. A rising floor and falling ceiling shrinks one corner down to the size of a child.


Courtesy of TDO Architecture – Section

The brighter end of the Forest Pond House, with its single source of light and bench looking onto the water, offers focus and a place for reflection.

Courtesy of TDO Architecture – Photographs : Ben Blossom

Project Info :

Architects : TDO Architecture
Project Year : 2012
Project Area : 6.0 sqm
Photographs : Ben Blossom
Project Location : Hampshire, United Kingdom

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