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July 24, 2020

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7.24.2020 | DIGS.NET 47 A R C H I T E C T U R E + D E S I G N P R O F I L E | F O R E S T P O N D H O U S E A kids' space and a serene meditation spot are the contrasting functions that mark the Forest Pond House, a small, pristine case study of intentional architecture by TDO architecture. "We did not envisage both uses happening at once, but the pond house would need to accommodate each use at different times," explains the studio's director, Tom Lewith. "We saw the transition from forest to pond as a metaphor for transition from busy, noisy space to a calm, open one, so the site did a lot of the work in suggesting how they could be accommodated together." Not only beautifully, but ingeniously and attuned to context, as well. Mirroring its rural setting, an experimental structure of minimal character asserts itself as a form of opposing functions. W R I T T E N B Y J E N N T H O R N T O N Water's PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF BEN BLOSSOM Edge the

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