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Designing the Modern House with AI: Luxury Homes In The Forest - Part 2

Can a box express a mood? Like the mature trees of the deep forest, the simple shape tends to convey immobility by choice. Unlike the woods, these examples make a resolute statement of brutalist pride and are very simple creations. Even the pool in each of these images shows the water - intrinsically fluid in behaviour - restrained and confined. If you want modern architecture but aren't interested in anything "showy", these houses pulled from iterating through AI present possible directions you could take.


Before the natural patina begins to form, the lustre of the copper siding in this house mirrors the sunshine. After time passes, a greenish patina will develop in the same way a jacket of moss coats the trees nearby each winter.

Illustration of a modern luxury house in the forest, reflecting pool in front, copper metal siding

Even if you think that you have a design idea worked out, you need to take the right first steps to ensure that your dream doesn't get sidelined or mired in expensive mistakes. The video linked below explains how important the first steps in a modern luxury home project really are.


Two boxes and a slab, a nearly expressionless yet dominating arrangement. Strong and silent?

Illustration of a modern luxury house in the forest, reflecting pool in front, faded wood siding

The motley collection of modern cabin-inspired wings below works better as a villa than as a single-family house, yet there is a common thread in their aesthetic: simple wood and metal planes. They are articulated enough to be interesting but simple enough not to distract from enjoying your retreat in the woods.

Illustration of a modern luxury house in the forest, reflecting pool in front

If you're planning to build a house, determining whether it's a villa for your large family and plenty of friends, a small cabin as your empty nest, or a sophisticated suburban abode is one of the key aspects of my SAPPHR Strategy™. I find out what your needs are, and together we design toward those.


The simple gable-topped form improves energy efficiency, the side walls and roof are weathered, reclaimed wood planks to blend in with the surrounding forest, and the reflective glass at the gable end mirrors the forest to camouflage the geometrically simple form.

Illustration of a modern luxury house in the forest, reflecting pool in front, gable roof, large windows

This grouping of predominantly glass boxes topped by simple, deep overhangs suggests shelter.

Illustration of a modern luxury house in the forest, reflecting pool in front

There is no kindness to the forest here. The harsh, dark, twisted geometric forms are clad in charred, weathered wood siding as though wearing the flesh of trees they have butchered. The dark, reflective glass reminds you of the dead stare of a cold killer who shows no remorse for the building's disharmonious presence.

Illustration of a modern luxury house in the forest, reflecting pool in front, dark and gloomy house

Regardless of what kind of house you want to build, the general process is the same. My Project Roadmap lays out this process and explains what you should expect to see from your architect at each stage.



Perhaps another small villa in this modestly expressive building. The metal gable roof and metal siding appear to show a dark patina - perhaps an alloy of copper and iron - that blends well with the dark green needles of the coniferous trees.

Illustration of a modern luxury villa in the forest, reflecting pool in front

Do you prefer buildings that blend in with their surroundings or at least appear to fit? Do you instead want a building that is a bold architectural statement - a punctuation artistic expression to provoke discussion? During my RAD Study™, we determine what aesthetic you want and what you want your house to say.


This large and very simple guest house seems to be more of a vacation cabin than a full-time home. It's a blank canvas for a family reunion or for a corporate team-building retreat.

Illustration of a modern luxury villa in the forest, reflecting pool in front

This brutalist house has the look of a house designed by a modern Japanese architect. Its irreverent positioning askew to the reflecting pool is one clue to it being instead a North American fixture.

Illustration of a modern luxury villa in the forest, reflecting pool in front

Are you considering building a new house or renovating your existing home? If you are, would you be interested in a ultra comfortable, ultra resilient, ultra efficient home? That's what you'll find in an UltraHome™. To book a free call with me to discuss how we can make your new house fit you as well as it looks, click on the button below.


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