Wooden house with glass windows in forest

Dezeen Debate features Michael Kendrick Architects' "perfect" woodland retreat

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Debate newsletter features Michael Kendrick Architects' woodland retreat and holiday let in England.  Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Michael Kendrick Architects has finished a woodland retreat and holiday let named Looking Glass Lodge that features timber-clad facades and large windows that allow visitors to take in the views of the forest.

Looking Glass Lodge at night
Looking Glass Lodge at night

Architect Michael Kendrick was tasked with designing a low-impact and sustainable home that conserves and complements the surrounding environment.

"We designed the lodge to sit comfortably around the neighbouring trees and their roots, with particular consideration given to the ancient redwood that the living space looks out upon," said the studio.

Some readers were concerned about the possibility of bird strikes, with one worried that "this building will kill hundreds of birds annually". Others disagreed and championed the design, saying "bravo. This might be perfect".

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a masterplan for Odesa Expo 2030.
Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a masterplan for Odesa Expo 2030.

Other stories in this week's newsletter include Zaha Hadid Architects' proposed masterplan for Odesa's world expo bid, Lorcan O'Herlihys' transformation of a neglected 1990s house in Southern California and Foster + Partners' designs for a six-runway airport in Saudi Arabia.

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