Today’s house is a unique dwelling in a way: we are used to see small prefabs, mostly cabins for living in the wild and off the grid but this one is none of that kind. It’s a 4200 sq ft/390 square meters house that has two floors and was built in Canada by studio Figurr Architects Collective. It’s been built from a total of five prefabricated custom modules which measures around 15 ft in length each. These were individually assembled and then transported on site which was quite challenging considering the terrain and remote location. Once there, the house started to take shape and it’s a sight to behold.
The chosen site for this project was previously occupied by an old house which was demolished previous to starting construction. In its place this amazing new structure was erected. It’s more modern and what makes it really cool is the fact that it has a minimal environmental footprint. The architects were careful to choose local and sustainable materials for this project and make the house as energy-efficient as possible.
They also gave the new house large windows which take advantage of the magnificent woodland panorama as well as let in natural sunlight and help reduce the heating and lighting costs. For the interior they chose to use lots of warm wood in order to create a welcoming and comfortable environment where each family member can have their own space but also feel connected to everyone else. The exterior of the house features a contrasting yet very natural color palette that allows it to merge with nature.