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The effect of the iceberg: the house, hidden under a slope

A-frame Home - house, hidden in the woods.
A-frame Home - house, hidden in the woods.


Building a house in the plain simple. But some architects looking for a specially complicated relief sites to enter to get their projects. It is in this house is hidden in the forest. Randomly travelers see only a small part of it.

Project modernist architect John Black Lee.
Project modernist architect John Black Lee.


The famous modernist architect John Black Lee (John Black Lee) In 1990 he built a house for himself (A-frame Home), Located in the woods in New Canaan (stateConnecticut, USA). If sent to the slope, then the house will be visible only the tip, made in the form of A-shaped glass entrance. But, if you look at housing from the river, the eyes open house area of ​​184 square meters.

The house, hidden under a slope.
The house, hidden under a slope.

A-frame Home. Living room.
A-frame Home. Living room.


The house is made mostly of concrete and glass. Inside, it has an open plan. The kitchen and living room are located in the same room. The visual center is the massive fireplace.

A-frame Home. Brutal interior.
A-frame Home. Brutal interior.

A-frame Home. Living room.
A-frame Home. Living room.


Concrete walls, pillars give the interior a brutal character. Gray favorably contrasts with the green of the forest, which can be seen through the large windows.

A-frame Home. Outside view.
A-frame Home. Outside view.

A-frame Home. Side view.
A-frame Home. Side view.


In the mountains, Rocky Mountains is home to the United States, no less interesting in its architecture. Residence partially integrated into the natural landscape and green roof creates a natural camouflage, hiding its true dimensions.

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