At one with the world. Sitting succinctly within the grounds of the Cedar Creek Reservoir, Texas, lies the rustic CCR1 Residence by Wernerfield Architects.
A simple material palette of concrete, steel, teak and glass was used across the construction of the property, with each material providing their own enduring and visually discreet properties. The contrast of industrial concrete and teak wood runs throughout the dwelling which stretches across a single story; with the exception of the tree house designed as a playful retreat for the children of the home.
A slender floor plan allowed for the building to be woven throughout the dense forest floor, with the l-shape plan utilised to create a secluded courtyard at the rear of the property. The result of the intuitive design is the creation of an astute, artful and low maintenance property that exists harmoniously within the rich Texan landscape.
Large expanses of sliding glass walls surround a vast part of the home, offering a strong connection to the surrounding forest, as well as providing a closer connection to the outside terrace which is compiled of a sunken bocce court and fire pit courtyard that overlooks the neighbouring lake.
For more modern interpretations of cabins in the woods, be sure to check out the Goulding Summerhouse by Scott Tallon Walker Architects.