Modern house designs built with wood are still quite welcoming, but have a totally different aesthetic. Often shaped as barns and boxes they offer a quite peculiar charm.
CML House in Chile
CML House by Ricardo Torrejón and Arturo Chadwick is one of those that looks like a hybrid between a barn and a box. Textured wood allows it to blend a bit with its natural locale. And the metal-framed windows create a communication with the green outdoors.
On the inside the house is too clad with wood creating an inviting and warm atmosphere. Both the shape and material make for a very unconventional look.
Claremont Residence in Australia
Claremont Residence is a house for a modern dweller with a busy lifestyle. Keen Architecture designed it to take advantage of the plot as well as the views. The result is a very private abode with a core that has access to the outdoors outfitted to entertain guests.
Its modern steel-framed facade is hidden behind a louvre system with wooden shutters, all of which makes it stand out from the white neighboring homes.
Double Helix House in Japan
Japan offers yet another modern house design by Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects. Located in a neighborhood filled with wooden houses the architects came up with an interesting facade wrapped in wooden blocks.
Contrasting with its white core where the living spaces are located the dominant wooden element offers terrace spaces and walking stairs.
House in Divčibare, Serbia
This modern house designed by the creative people of EXE studio is truly exceptional. Combining light and dark materials the architects accentuated the contrast between the modern (light) and traditional (dark) styles.
This was also done to insert the house into the rocky environment. The result is unexpected and quite intriguing considering its size.
House in Chiyosaki, Osaka, Japan
Modern wooden houses are a far cry from the cute country huts that mind may associate with a phrase ‘wooden house’. Designed by Coo Planning the House in Chiyosaki is a tall monolithic building dressed in wood with an open garage and odd-placed windows.
Occupying a street corner the minimal house repeats the angle maximizing the size of a small plot with multiple levels.