House by the Oak Forest

Gently curled around an old oak tree, this organic house was designed by KAMP Architects, and is situated in Alliku Village in Estonia. The beautiful undulating forms, the extensive use of vertical wood cladding and the interior design all reminds me of the work of famous Finnish modernist Alvar Aalto.

The structure of this energy-efficient building is made of wood. In recent decades, Estonian architects rediscovered wood as a building material, which is an abundant and renewable source in Estonia. The country has a rich history of wood construction, with buildings dating back to the 17th century that are still standing today.

This house, as well as many other exquisite buildings were presented in an exhibition titled “Wood in Estonian Architecture” in Budapest, organized by the Estonian Institute.

Images © Estonian Centre of Architecture

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