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Forest House

Family-Sized Retreat in Northern California
Posted by Gestalten—12/2017
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design

For this family retreat tucked away in the woods of Northern California, the architects are Envelope Architecture + Design eschewed the long cabin or townhouse-of-the-woods visions that might have seemed obvious given the spatial requirements. Indeed, the Forest House takes the form of a complex spanning a handful of cabins as opposed to a singular building. Linked by wood paths through the lush canopy, three sleeping quarters and a living-dining complex rise from the underbrush. Sweeping windows frame the natural landscape, and a tender wooden flooring helps bridge the interior and exterior spaces. See more from the project below, and browse our book The Hinterland for more cabins in the woods. 

Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design
Forest House by Envelope Architecture + Design

Images @ Richard Barnes