Canadian countryside home demonstrates the merits of prefabrication

Canadian countryside home demonstrates the merits of prefabrication

27 Oct 2020 News

Situated in the Canadian countryside, this modular home is composed of five prefabricated custom modules that are assembled before being delivered to site. Manufactured precisely off the plans of Figurr Architect's Collective, insulation, windows and flooring were all assembled before transport to site. Due to the speed of assembly, prefabrication allowed for construction to begin in the late summer as indoor construction could continue over the winter season.  

Credit: David Boyer

With an extremely low environmental footprint, sustainable and local materials were specified. Large windows provide ample amounts of natural light with direct solar gain helping to reduce both heating and lighting costs. The architect is currently in the process of apply for LEED Gold certification for the house.

Credit: David Boyer

The exterior cladding blends into the surrounding woodland, with opaque black accents contrasting against the warmth of wood.

Credit: David Boyer

Inside an open concept allows for a large kitchen and dining area with beautiful living room space and a screened-in-porch that looks out the lake and woods. This main living floor also has an atelier for painting and carpentry. The lowered lakeside deck was as to not disturb the view of the magnificent landscape that surrounds.

Credit: David Boyer
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