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Ten interiors with relaxing hammocks in place of furniture

A 13-square-metre apartment in Poland and a trio of holiday homes built around living trees feature in our latest lookbook of ten interiors with hammocks to relax in and comfortable netted floors.

A hammock is a sling constructed from fabric, netting or rope and suspended from two or more anchor points. Hammocks are used for sleeping, resting and lounging and are typically placed in gardens or outdoor areas to make use of warmer climates.

Similarly, netted floors create cosy areas for relaxation and also help to spread light throughout homes by replacing closed-off floors.

Below, we have selected ten examples of interiors that use hammocks and netted floors in different areas of the home to create relaxing and serene environments.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen's archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing colourful staircaseslight-filled glass extensions and living rooms with stone.

El Palmar by David Cervera
Photo is by David Cervera

El Palmar, Mexico, by David Cervera

This holiday home on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula was designed by local architect David Cervera. Located within a grove of palm trees, the 90-square-metre structure houses a bedroom, bathroom, living area and kitchen.

Cervera clad the exterior and lined the interior of the home in a local material called chukum – a waterproof coating sourced from tree sap. Hammocks were suspended between openings in the home.

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House on the Marsh by A1 Architects
Photo is by David Maštálka

House on the Marsh, Czech Republic, by A1 Architects

Timber clads the walls, floors and ceilings of this home in the Czech Republic, which was created by A1 Architects. The studio incorporated glass and wooden balconies throughout the home, which overlook different levels of the interior and allow light to filter between floors.

A hammock was placed in a gabled dormer that was fitted with a window that fills the entire frontage of the volume, providing views across the mountainous woodland.

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Hammock House by Samsel Architects

Hammock House, US, by Samsel Architects

Expanses of glazing surround and form walls across the interior of this L-shaped farmhouse built by American firm Samsel Architects for a couple and their in-laws.

The North Carolina home took cues from its local agricultural-building surroundings, incorporating a mono-pitched roof that the studio designed as a modern interpretation of utilitarian farm structures.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing in the living areas offers views across the farmland, which can be enjoyed from a woven fabric hammock that is tied to the frames of doors and windows.

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13-square-metre apartment, Poland, by Szymon Hanczar

Polish designer Szymon Hanczar crammed an entire city apartment within a 13-square-metre residence, using smart storage solutions as well as stacking and arranging various facilities and functions on top of each other in order to conserve space.

A double bed was placed on top of a built-in mezzanine level that also holds a white-tiled bathroom and a small kitchen. At the rear of the micro-apartment, a netted hammock was anchored across the width of the home via two metal hooks.

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House in Ofuna by Level Architects
Photo is by Makoto Yoshida

House in Ofuna, Japan, by Level Architects

Located in Kamakura, a city in Japan, House in Ofuna is a geometric-shaped three-storey family home that was designed by Japanese studio Level Architects.

The home features a simplistic interior scheme with white painted walls and wooden floors. The studio incorporated children's play areas throughout the home and installed metal hooks across the ceilings and walls to attach swings and hammocks.

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Tepoztlan Lounge by Cadaval & Sola-Morales
Photo is by Sandra Pereznieto

Tepoztlan Lounge, Mexico, by Cadaval & Sola-Morales

Curving concrete walls flank a series of three guest houses in the Mexican town of Tepoztlan by architects Cadaval & Sola-Morales. The three homes are set on the edge of a mountain and have concaving forms that follow the profile of two patios and an egg-shaped pool that they surround.

The lounge area has an open-air design that sees trees growing through openings in the concrete structure. In place of sofas and lounge chairs, a collection of large hammocks fill the living space.

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Room with a desk, office chair and hammock
Photo is by Masato Kawano/Nacasa & Partners

Enzo Office Gallery, Japan, by Ogawa Sekkei

Japanese architect Ogawa Sekkei refurbished this two-storey rental property, located on the outskirts of the city of Gifu, to create a ground-floor showroom that comprises a courtyard, a studio and a lounge space.

Sekkei stripped away the home's stud walls and added a glass screen at the rear of the space. The architect also added sliding wooden doors to the studio, which conceal a lounge area containing a hammock that has been hung below a window.

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SkinnyScar by Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman
Photo is by Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

SkinnyScar, the Netherlands, by Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

Dutch architect couple Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman designed their three-storey home in Rotterdam on a narrow site just 3.4 metres wide.

Rooms stretch the width of the home and are flooded with light as a result of full-width and full-height windows that punctuate the facade and rear wall of the structure. Besides a large window in the living area, a relaxing netted floor was installed within a void.

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Casa La Quinta by Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
Photo is by Rafael Gamo

Casa La Quinta, Mexico, by Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas

When architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas designed this Mexico getaway for a retired couple, they covered the walls in a cream-hued paste named Corev to mimic the effect of artisanal stucco.

The home was arranged around three courtyards, the largest and most central of which is host to a pool and hammock. Large windows and sliding doors face out to the courtyards, creating a sense of indoor-outdoor living.

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Casa Bosque Sereno by Fábrica de Espacios
Photo is by FRAM Fotografía

Casa Bosque Sereno, Mexico, by Fábrica de Espacios

Mexican firm Fábrica de Espacios built Casa Bosque Sereno in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes. Natural woods, terrazzo, handcrafted mosaics and concrete were used throughout the interior, which has an open-plan living arrangement.

Large glazed doors let in the light, while a netted floor above the living area connects the ground floor level with a suspended movie area above.

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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen's image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing timber-clad bathroomslight-filled glass extensions and exposed wooden floorboards.