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5 geometric house designs with super sophisticated wooden architecture

We find these 5 models of geometric houses fascinating. Despite their technical sounding name, they are ergonomic, beautiful and unexpected. It takes skill and original thinking to create such sophisticated designs. And all of them are made of wood, which makes them even more exciting. Check out these homes and let us know if you agree with our rating.

The design of the parallelogram

We love this house design. The cascading rooms all share the same covered terrace with a gazebo-style roof and all have a view of the Baltic Sea. This modern Swedish summer cottage may seem triangular in shape at first, but it actually has the geometry of a parallelogram – see architectural plan below. The geometry of the plan was dictated by the specifics of the site – the house had to be installed on a flat surface between two mountain rocks and have sufficient sun and, of course, the beautiful sea views. The zigzag arrangement of the rooms in quincunx also creates a succession of exterior places (empty in the global parallelogram) sheltered from strong winds.

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Designed by Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter, the house is located among the islands near Stockholm, Sweden, and follows the popular Nordic trend of dark wood cladding. The small rooms placed at the back, with the social spaces overlooking the seafront.


This Scandinavian chalet is a light wood and glass construction.


The following design below follows a somewhat similar concept with the idea of ​​extending parts of the house to form an enclosed space, in both cases the deck.

The geometry of the corner

This next house (below) is easily one of the prettiest wooden designs we’ve seen, and it’s named after its geometric shape – the wedge. This compact, wooden Finnish lake house sits on the water’s edge. But its best feature has to be the way the house stretches into the rocky hill. It’s modern, bold and aesthetic. Graying out, the raw wood echoes the color of the rocks. This modern house on the rocks is totally rock, in fact.


I’m sure I’m not the only one who is fascinated by this simple yet beautiful geometric shape. I love the way the wedge shape takes you down the mountain and into the water.


When you are on this bridge you feel like you are outside but you are also inside the walls and you feel “protected”. And that’s why people build houses – to feel protected. A good idea, especially if you have children.


The built-in fireplace integrated directly into the deck and can be closed hidden and discreet. The weathered gray coating may be reminiscent of the driftwood that you can find in abundance on northern lakes.


But enough with sharp objects.

The ring against the circle

This next house (Villa Nyberg below) is a wooden donut-shaped cottage, with a hole in the middle. Yes, there is a real opening in the center, from the ground floor to the top. This is an amazing sustainable design of a lake house located in Sweden. It’s not a circle, it’s a ring, with all interior rooms positioned across the width of the ring, and radially to the circular interior courtyard in the center which contains a ladder leading to the rooftop observation deck. Wow. At least three design goals were achieved with this unusual architecture: to reduce wall area, avoid cold or hot spots (essentially even distribution of air temperature), and create a common and connected environment.


The floor plan is designed according to the movement of the sun during the day and the horizontal roof is covered with solar panels. This small house produces enough energy to be classified as a passive solar house. As according to the architect: “With great technical skills and courage, we succeeded in creating a building that many thought was impossible – a round passive house with a hole! What a fascinating design! Although tailored to the needs of homeowners, this design is essentially a prefabricated wooden house, and the architect’s intention is to make this sustainable building technique accessible to everyone.


Futuristic 3d geometry

Despite its earthy wood-covered appearance (see below), this is a high-tech home design that’s totally futuristic inside and out. Not only the intention here was to emulate the surrounding dunes and allow the best sea views, but also to make the house energetically sustainable. And the turtle roof with glazing is an amazing architectural detail in itself. The geometry of the roof is so 3D that it is difficult to immediately understand how it is designed. And notice how on one side the roof actually becomes a wall, connecting to the bridge. Is it a roof or a wall?
Interiors are even more fascinating – they are both futuristic and comfortable. Many interior architectural elements seem to intertwine but this is only an illusion. I can only imagine what it is like to live in this amazing house.
It’s a small wooden house but has a lot of cool elements, like the futuristic central fireplace, the partially suspended staircase, the modern hanging chairs, the two lofts (not one but two lofts on different levels), and of course , the seating area overlooking the sea through a huge wall of window. BTW, the geometry of this wall alone is worth the excitement.
Few lines are horizontal, vertical or even in this house profile, not even in the window frames… but the overall harmony is undeniable.


The facing planks pass through the glass and continue uninterruptedly forming the decorative pattern. The unevenly distributed “cuts” appear to have been cut on the CNC machine, they are so geometrically complex. But the look is so aesthetic. This window frame was probably custom made to fit a specific number of planks across its width. Wow!


Designs like these are only possible with sophisticated computer help, and now I understand what they mean when they say virtual reality tools will be used by architects, from now on. You have to be virtually inside the structure to decide on the best locations for floors and walls and to determine where they should intersect. And how many section view drawings did it take to specify each dimension, to pre-cut the wood to actually build this house.


Of course, I understand that current CAD systems allow you to see how all the blueprints intersect and will size them for you accordingly … but you still have to select the base points yourself, and that’s hard to do. when there are only a few straight lines. plans throughout the structure. I can think that this house was prefabricated and pre-assembled in a warehouse before it was built on the actual site. It could have been done the same way they do with log homes when the logs are each cut in its place, assembled, labeled, then taken apart, delivered separately, and reassembled according to their labeling.


And did we mention that this modern wooden turtle roof chalet is heated with biofuel.

Octagonal design

There is always this dilemma: how to build a house that has the best ocean views and that is compact and comfortable to live in. This next home design (below) found the solution – ranch-style architecture built around an octagonal bridge. This natural wood home is located on the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco.


We like the octagonal shape, the simple Japanese style.


And there’s a cool breakfast nook and bedroom window nook – lots of little touches. You don’t have to be a big house to have great features!


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