Dezeen Debate features Micheal Kendrick Architects’ “ghastly” 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.

Micheal 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. No trees were destroyed to make way for the lodge as it is built on a natural clearing hidden deep in the forest.

Looking Glass Lodge at night
Looking Glass Lodge at night

Architect Micheal 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 labelling it a “ghastly event”, whilst another called it a “fine retreat” that was “well planned and well-built”.

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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