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.