Short for ‘Wood’ + ‘Quonset’, the WooQie project is based on the 1994 Solarc Project by German Architect Jürgen Carstens & ArchiNova GmbH, this floor plan features 2 bedrooms, Living, Kitchen and Dining in a double height space at grade, and 2 bedrooms with a shared ensuite in a loft. The design can readily be converted … Continue Reading
The third project on a property that was subdivided in compliance with the rezoning of a historic town centre in Morriston, ON, this 2,000sf residence features a lower ‘granny flat’ with an upper studio apartment.
Das Minimalhuas was our first built project and was completed in 1996 near Stuttgart Germany. This original project has proven to be so efficient and durable, as well as easily expandable, that we decided to revisit the project after 23 years
Affordable buildings are the best way to achieve goals of affordable housing. Built for less than the cost of code-minimum, our research projects have proven the economic advantages of net-zero design and construction.
Zero Carbon Renovation of a Stone Barn ca. 1850, in Morriston, Ontario. Design Development started February 2019. Construction slated for Summer 2019. Part of a 3-Building Residential Complex in Morriston, Ontario.
Designed (and built!) to cost less than $ 150,000, this modified Quonset structure was designed as a prototype for First Nations Housing in Northern Ontario. This building doubles as the welcome centre and common utility building for the Domaine de l’O campground on the Ottawa River, near Pembroke, Ontario.
Domaine de l’O was conceived as a Carbon-Neutral ecological campground resort that would slowly (over 10 years) transform into an ecovillage of tiny homes and cabins. This 50 acre property on 1700′ of the Ottawa River near Pembroke, Ontario boasts stellar views and miles of unspoiled wilderness.