Bohlin Cywinski Jackson modern-living-room

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

A forest retreat for Peter Bohlin's parents, this small summer home is carefully sited at the strategic position between dark evergreens and bright deciduous woodland. As darkness shifts to liquid patterns of light, one experiences a rich unfolding from approach and entry to movement through the house. Camouflaged among the trees, the green-stained wood house hovers above a boulder-strewn landscape, resting on concrete piers. Rather than removing a large granite boulder or moving the building, a telling accommodation was made by scribing a platform to the boulder, psychologically anchoring the house in the landscape.There is great pleasure in modest means: the shimmering green tapestry of the forest seen through red industrial glazing; the poignancy of an operating sash with its subtle gray insect screen floating in the window wall; the rippling profile of an aluminum corrugated roof.Responding to the cues and spirit of the landscape, the Forest House, in its simplicity of materials and form, is at once engaging and serene, elegant and comforting.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

I'm a big fan of the red and kelly green in this space. Without so many windows, they might look odd, but all the natural light provides a great backdrop for strong colors. That green is especially great - it's the color of my master bathroom, and a good shade to see first thing in the morning.
Windowpanes are a really unexpected way to add pattern to a room. On one hand, mixed with the landscape, they almost blend in. However, the choice of a bold red - so daring - pops the check pattern into the foreground.
Kit Pollard added this to Get Comfortable: An Ode to the Sofa
These green sofas are my new favorite color. I love how they bring the outside in - and how they contrast with the red columns.
Becky Harris added this to Glass Act: Windows & Doors
I'm a sucker for a grid, and red trimmed windows are definitely not something you see every day!
Kit Pollard added this to The Pattern Makes the Space
These windows make a fantastic checkerboard pattern.
Margaret Everton added this to Reinventing Stockholm's 1930's Egna Hem Style
Josef Frank, Swedish Modern designer in the 1930s, would likely highly approve of this amazing room that combines bright colors, unconventional structure, and comfort. Though completely reconstructing your living room to have more interesting structure might be out of the question, think simply: paint and upholstery. Imagine this room without the paint or green seating.
Go ahead, paint your windowpanes. Paint them red! If that weren't enough, buck the rule that says green and red are only for Christmas and upholster your seating in kelly green.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

jenmatus88 added this to swedish modern
September 8, 2014
nice big windows brings outdoors in
dianegentry added this to dg's big book of ideas
April 29, 2014
i like these windows
mariarrg added this to Pinar
November 10, 2013
mrburmie added this to Scandanavian
November 2, 2013
ellasaurusrex added this to ellasaurusrex's ideas
October 27, 2013
colors, minimalism, windows
susiemartin added this to susiemartin's ideas
September 5, 2013
pillows on bench
bronna217 added this to Windows
December 19, 2012
Mosaic windows
catewil added this to Dream Home
September 1, 2012
Loooove this window!
jxr123 added this to Living Room Ideas
May 11, 2012
Genevieve Lutsch added this to living rooms
April 12, 2012
Treehouse feel
celymanansala added this to celymanansala's ideas
February 24, 2012
bench design
Stacey added this to Extra's
January 2, 2012
red painted windows
kor10984 added this to kor10984's ideas
January 1, 2012
emilymf added this to emilymf's ideas
December 28, 2011
kimingeneri added this to paint colors
December 27, 2011
red windows inside
awehrli added this to awehrli's Favorites
December 27, 2011
cool window
pvgail added this to pvgail's ideas
December 27, 2011
Deb Kapteyn added this to color
December 26, 2011
red window trim
coppertops added this to office
December 26, 2011
rachelche added this to rachelche's ideas
December 25, 2011
love windows
bklipping added this to bklipping's ideas
December 25, 2011
corner window step down
jlt55 added this to jlt55's ideas
December 25, 2011
who says you have to have a sofa>>build in instead
rhodamorgenstern added this to rhodamorgenstern's ideas
December 25, 2011
painted windowpanes
ceil added this to ceil's ideas
December 25, 2011
nous added this to nous's Favorites
December 25, 2011
lionhart added this to lionhart's Favorites
December 25, 2011
Meg Sebastian Interior Design LLC added this to mega700's Favorites
December 22, 2011
graphic, color
paleonecent added this to paleonecent's Favorites
October 2, 2011
bweave added this to bweave's ideas
September 29, 2011
fzmb added this to Family room remodel
September 3, 2011
Use of built in table in corner
Fl!p Breskin added this to window shelves
August 21, 2011
makotojacobs added this to makotojacobs's Favorites
August 19, 2011
possible idea for the deck area
makeitlovely added this to makeitlovely's ideas
August 1, 2011
Will work well in my arts n craft home in the sun rm and possibly focal window for kitchen
mikeyj110 added this to mikeyj110's ideas
December 26, 2010
Built in sofas
torchinskyfield added this to vita's ideas
November 29, 2010
gorgeous red windows -- falling water!
kelkel52 added this to Kidspaces
October 17, 2010
cool playroom
jcarpentercc added this to jcarpentercc's ideas
September 26, 2010
san2zonie added this to san2zonie's ideas
September 26, 2010
Built-in seating for LR and DR?
mimitaylor added this to mimitaylor's ideas
September 26, 2010
love these windows
dsteffey added this to dsteffey's ideas
September 7, 2010
like window design structures and built-in benches
Michele Montano added this to michele_montano's ideas
September 5, 2010
cathblue added this to cathblue's ideas
August 31, 2010
mikeyrocks added this to bedroom
August 9, 2010
small pane window
cmsteadman added this to cmsteadman's ideas
April 18, 2010
asungtang added this to interesting
February 8, 2010
the windows look like shoji screens
ima4 added this to living room favorites
February 23, 2009
The window panes in a large window work for me, maybe we can use them to break down the huge expanse of window planned for our living room and then put inside blinds for privacy, and cancel the electric outdoor blind (although what happens when it rains?). Think about it.
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