What if we could
work in a park?

Blurring the line between nature and the built environment results in building design driven by performance.

A better relationship to nature will make this a more meaningful place to work and live.

"I do not want to work inside when I can work outside."

The Manifesto

The Bay Area’s remarkable climate is envied globally. The ability to work, play, eat, exercise and explore outdoors for much of the year, is something only a very small percentage of the world’s land mass allows. In that light, it’s remarkable how over the last few generations workspace has been built ostensibly with the prime objective of separating humanity from nature.

A Letter From Kengo Kuma

The Future of San Jose is Natural

Park Habitat answers with a nature-based concept for living and working in a city known for its innovative spirit. The design is both a lofty dream and a rigorous investigation, anchoring such vision in tested, deliberate reality — an ethos of optimized performance goals informing aesthetics, rather than only the reverse. In our approach, both are essential, keeping our head in the clouds while planting our feet firmly on the ground.

San Jose combines a rich history of cultural exchange and contemporary technologies with specific Californian climates. The downtown experience however generally consists of many buildings unrelated to their surroundings or each other, and much of the newer architecture anonymously underrepresenting the tech forward developments taking place within...

What if we could live and work in a park?

What If We Could Work in a Park?

Combined, the integration of nature and deep sustainability measures will allow Park Habitat to become a symbol for responding meaningfully to the climate crisis and a more sustainable future for Silicon Valley.