Design: winter 2016-17
On a narrow lot northwest of Edmonton, through a thin strip of land the road and the lake are connected and, in the middle, within a private meadow is planned to be built a modest, frugal and self-sufficient cabin.
The access to the site being very limited, it influences the design and construction/assembly method so the least time as possible will be spent on site.
The cabin also need to be totally autonomous in energy and resources, yet providing all the comfort possible to its users. The client plans using it as a transition dwelling and in the future move and live there full time.
Albeit asymmetrical, the structure remains simple and contains a limited number of components. The use of glulam beams and columns, which can be cut and prepared in a controlled environment and only assembled on site, allow a more efficient and straightforward construction. The walls are made of pre-painted steel insulated panels that can be installed quickly and limit the number of steps necessary and the number of hours spent on site.