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See Inside This Unbelievable Forest House Made of Cylinders

Picture of Charlotte Luxford
Home & Design Editor
Updated: 14 July 2017
This mysterious house in the forest might look a bit bonkers, but there’s a method in the madness. This intriguing property, created by French architectural firm Town and Concrete, was designed to fit perfectly in among the trees in a patch of woodland near Lyon.
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The cylinder shape is also a minimalist reflection of the shape of the trees themselves, reaching high up into the sky, with each individual ‘tube’ offering a unique view of the picturesque landscape beyond.

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The project isn’t the first conceptual design that Town and Concrete’s director Cyril Lancelin has produced – his houses are often characterised by Modernist principles and an obsession with simple geometric forms, especially spheres and cylindrical shapes.

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The interior of the home has deliberately been left open plan, with no traditional partitioning of the property into rooms – instead the varying heights of the tubes define and zone the internal spaces.

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Another designer who has also created a tube-shaped house to fit around an existing tree is Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov – read more about the project here.

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