The clients sought a family forest retreat hidden in the forested hills of Northern California, where an extended community of family, friends and colleagues could gather. We wondered, What if the forest itself was the house?
Envelope Architecture + Design
Envelope Architecture + Design is a collaborative design firm inclusive of outside disciplines and individuals. The studio is based in Berkeley, California. Our relationships, within the studio and in the wider world, begin with a respect for and a desire to engage peoples strengths, skills and experience. We are deep listeners, critical thinkers, thoughtful interpreters and prolific generators of ideas. We seek to inspire rather than dictate and, while our design vision organizes the process of transforming ideas into material form, we actively solicit the thoughts of our clients, the skilled makers of our work, and other creative actors.