Propped up by an existing boulder, the Czech Forest Retreat is a minimalist refuge in the countryside. The charred timber shelter adopts an abstract form to organically mold around its natural setting. Exterior walls flip up to expose large panels of glass highlighting the wooded scenery. The interior is lined completely in raw plywood. While the ground floor consists of just a wood-burning stove, a set of stairs ascends up the rock, leading to an additional area perched above the forest floor. As a whole, the internal spaces remain ambiguous allowing them to transform into a studio, office, or sleeping loft as desired.
Photos: Jan Kuděj / Uhlik Architekti