An impressive riverside build in China highlights a mutual respect between the house and its environment.

Riverside window of the world

The concept behind this impressive build was to highlight a mutual respect between the house and its environment. Designed by Finnish practice Sanaksenaho Architects and erected in a forest in China, the large glass-fronted villa provides its residents with a framed view from its enviable spot on the edge of a river.

If your dream build is situated on a waterside or wooded plot, large expanses of glazing can help to bring the feeling of the outdoors inside. Use natural materials, such as the green-tinted copper and cherry-wood interiors shown here, to enable your home to reference its surroundings. (+358 50 561 2495; kolumbus.fi/sanaksenaho)

 

Words: Abi Grogan, Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo