Young carpenter builds cost-effective timber cabin for his first home

February 16, 2017 by  
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When a young carpenter with a modest budget wanted to build his first home, he turned to Atelier l’Abri for help with the design. The Montreal-based architecture firm responded with a modern and uncomplicated design for a cabin that recedes into its forested surroundings of Bolton in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. The self-build project is l’Abri’s first built house design and is named Wood Duck in reference to the project’s use of timber for the structure, cladding, and interior finishes. The architects kept the design of the Wood Duck as simple as possible to accommodate the client’s tight budget. To make the most of its compact footprint, the boxy home faces south to overlook the valley with views of the ski slopes of Mount Glen and river below. Three large windows on the south facade take advantage of these vistas and their size help blur the boundary between indoors and outdoors, visually expanding the home’s small footprint. Hemlock spruce, a cost-effective and rugged material, clads the exterior and helps the cabin blend into its surroundings. Related: Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500! The home is square in plan and spans two floors. Entered from an east door, the Wood Duck’s ground floor features the open-plan and double-height living room, dining area, and kitchen in the south, while the service-oriented rooms, like the laundry and mudroom, are tucked away in the north. The open-plan living areas are bathed in natural light and overlook the landscape and an outdoor deck. The master bedroom, secondary bedroom, office, and shared bathroom are located upstairs. + Atelier l’Abri Via ArchDaily Images via Atelier l’Abri , © Jack Jérôme, Alexandre Desourdy, Jean-Christophe Laniel

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OMI Architects insert two multi-functional pods into a 19th-century church in Bolton, UK

December 8, 2014 by  
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6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond

August 18, 2010 by  
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Read the rest of 6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 700 Year Old Underground Cave Homes For Rent in Iran , ancient home , ancient house , “sustainable architecture” , bolton , buried house , cave home , christian muller , curt and deborah sleeper , Daylighting , desert home , earth house , Eco Architecture , eco design , eco-friendly materials , energy efficient design , environmentally friendly materials , fallingwater , festus misourri cave home , frank lloyd wright , gary neville , geothermal heating , grass covered house , grass roof , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green materials , green renovation , green roof , grey water , hill house , iran , kandovan , Lättenstrasse estate , low energy living , make architects , passive cooling , passive house , passive solar design , patkau architecture , search , sprayed concrete , subterranean residence , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Switzerland , UK , underground cottages , underground home , Underground House , united kingdom , vals , vetsch architektur , western pennsylvania conservancy

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Gary Neville’s Zero-Carbon Underground Home Blends Into the Earth

February 11, 2010 by  
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Bolton Council in the United Kingdom may soon see the construction of its first zero-carbon underground home . Designed by Make Architects for green enthusiast and British football star Gary Neville , the one-story, nearly 8,000 sq ft structure has been designed to be beautiful and functional while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.

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