This house is the first building I have ever built and remains as a profoundly personal project. Being the owner, designer and builder, I have known a full experience of the process and its result; I lived there for three years and inhabited what had become an extension of my body and soul, a primal manifestation of this most basic need humans have for shelter.
Although I do not think it is a particularly interesting piece of architecture, it is rather a lived experimentation of its most simple and popular expression, a house. Driven by sustainability principles, the design was oriented towards conserving energy in a passive way to create an agreeable and original cocoon.
Far fetched in the sinuous Laurentians, hidden within this damp forest, nested on one Canadian Shield ripple, life within this house inspired serenity, simplicity and health.