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    What if the forest itself were the house?

    Our long-time clients sought to create a retreat hidden in the forested hills of Northern California, a house where an extended community of family, friends, and colleagues could gather. We wondered, what if the forest itself were the house?

    Rather than a singular building, the house comprises a cluster of tent cabins. Three sleeping quarters and a living-dining commons rise into the forest canopy on stilts and are linked by wooden paths and open gathering places. Extending our with liminal structures and , we fostered the land’s playfulness and conviviality, braced by bonds with family and friends.
    The tented roofs and vanishing walls create an connection with the natural setting—its sounds and changing seasons—while large clear and mirrored-bronze glass windows frame views of the landscape and neighboring "rooms." Wood walls and floors lend warmth and support the comforts of modern living deep within the forest.

    Here, the forest and house are one, with indoor and outdoor rooms suspended between the canopy and the floor.