wood clad houses

Designed by some of the world’s most talented architects, these modern wood houses put the natural material in the best light. Featuring a range of contemporary designs, the architectural projects curated on this page showcase the creativity of both established and young studios. Here you can browse through an array of designs. Whether you love the rustic feel of a dwelling inspired by traditional barns or prefer the clean aesthetic of minimalist architecture, you’ll find these designs here as well as many others.

Our selection of modern wood houses includes minimalist designs that focus on clean geometric forms or classic silhouettes re-interpreted in ingenious ways. Some houses boast multiple volumes arranged in compositions that maximize the design’s visual impact while also ensuring the modern structure blends into natural landscapes. Other dwellings feature multiple stories that provide different views of the surroundings. And some houses have one floor and an elongated silhouette, offering a sprawling living space immersed in nature. These designs may look understated from the outside, but they often house striking interiors with glazed walls or glass doors that open rooms to meadows, forests, lake views, or beaches.

When it comes to modern wood houses, architects use the material in different ways. Narrow wood planks installed in a vertical orientation create a beautiful texture. Charred wood adds a bold accent to modern rustic architecture while ensuring the cladding will require minimal to no maintenance. Other houses alternate either different types of wood. Some of them contrast the organic textures of timber with metal or glass elements. All of these designs offer new takes on the classic wooden house concept via contemporary architecture that also celebrates the natural material.

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    A minimalist house designed with three slightly offset volumes. Built in a quiet neighborhood close…

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    Two volumes, terraces, and a garden on a site with striking ocean views. Designed by…

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    An angular house with sloping roofs that hide solar panels. Located in the village of…

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    A wood and brick house designed with cedar slats that provide complete privacy in an…

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    A wood and glass one-story house built in a forested area near the ocean. Inspired…

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    A Norwegian cabin inspired by traditional barns and rural architecture. Located in Ulvik, western Norway,…

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    A quaint, simple streetside cottage cloaks the underlying allure of this naturally modern house. Located…

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    A contemporary house designed with pure interiors that remind of a white canvas. Built in…

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    A refined one-story house that celebrates the memory of a site with contemporary and sustainable…

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    Inspired by vernacular architecture, this contemporary retreat blends into the Australian bushland. In 2010, Australian…

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