House BM at M
The building site is a wood with numerous trees, and the brief was to fit a house into that wood. We had no intention of losing even a single tree, because their presence is what makes this place so special. We started from a very careful survey of the trees, their position and diameters. From there we began to design. Then we put down all the functions next to each other, and this sequence naturally came to assume the shape of a circle.

The circle has the advantage of letting people live among the trees. Behind, in front, across, wherever you turn there are only trees. The house is part of the woods. A continuum among the trees, it has neither front nor back, beginning or end, like the forest itself. In a way, it expresses the dilemma of the endless house, which has a long story behind it.

We are not compelling people to inhabit a concept. It is a question of learning, as architects, to let the concept change and be transformed into real architecture. In the case of this project, it must be emphasised that the house is not so much about the concept of a circle as it is about the idea of a room, or sequence of rooms.

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