If I had to choose my ideal holiday home, surely it would resemble this cottage designed by German firm Format Elf Architekten. The black-stained building is part of the Hofgut resort, an estate that offers luxury accommodation, dining and spa close to the Bavarian forests. The archetypal structure of the cottage resembles the traditional barns and fit perfectly in the landscape. On the other side, the indoor is designed baring in mind all the comfort of contemporary living: a monochrome interior merge with natural wood surface to create a cozy atmosphere, perfect to evoke indulgence and slow life.
The architecture office also designed the outdoor area applying the same minimal approach they used for the interiors: a natural timber deck define the area reserved to the guests and lead to the outdoor dining space. Around, the informal natural planting merges with the surrounding landscape in a harmonious dialogue. The industrial-like elements of the dining furniture and the small concrete box grant a perfect contemporary look.