Prefabricated Country Home Set to be Certified LEED Gold

The home designed by Canadian architect Richard Rubin is composed of five factory-built modules

Prefabricated Country Home Set to be Certified LEED Gold

Project: Prefabricated Country Home
Architect: Figurr Architects Collective
Project Manager: Rick Rubin
Engineer: Jeffrey Leibgott SBSA
General contractor: Norexco
Supplier: Énergéco Concept
Landscape Architects: Projet Paysage
Location: Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Québec, Canada
Completion Year: May 2019
Photo Credits: David Boyer

The house consists of five prefabricated custom modules, each approximately fifty feet long, that are assembled before being delivered to the site. The concept allowed for indoor construction under optimal working conditions.

Prefabricated Country Home Set to be Certified LEED Gold

The modular design is unique, created according to precise plans by the architect. The insulation, windows, and flooring were all assembled before shipping. Transporting the giant modules proved to be quite a challenge. The process included preparation, coordination, and navigating through country roads with ninety degree turns in inclement weather.
Construction began in late summer before the demolition of the existing house. This ensured a faster construction so that the family would not lose more than one season enjoying the country.

Prefabricated Country Home Set to be Certified LEED Gold

Low environmental footprint
Conceptualized with the vision of creating an extremely low environmental footprint, the house was built using sustainable and local materials. The large windows capture the beauty of nature in all its glory and flood the inside with light. The direct sunshine helps in reducing both heating and lighting costs.

dining room, Figurr Architects Collective

The natural colored outdoor facade blends easily into the woodland decor and the opaque black accents add an artistic flair. The wood used indoors is warm and welcoming.
The architect is in the process of applying for a LEED Gold certification for his home.

kitchen, Figurr Architects Collective

Prefabricated Country Home – A place adapted to all
The house interior was designed so that each member of the family has their own personal space.
The ground floor’s open concept has a large kitchen and dining area where everyone enjoys cooking and eating delicious meals together, a beautiful, cozy living room space, and a three-season screened-in porch surrounded by lake and woods.

living room, Figurr Architects Collective

The ground floor also has an atelier for painting and carpentry. The lowered lakeside deck was designed as to not disturb the view of the magnificent scenery.

terrace, Figurr Architects Collective

Summary
Following the purchase of a humble country house 25 years ago, the owners wanted to treat themselves to a new second home where the space would comfortably accommodate all the new members of their family. Overlooking Lake Manitou in Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Québec, the home, designed by Canadian architect Richard Rubin from Figurr Architects Collective, is composed of five factory-built modules, each approximately fifty feet long, that were constructed before being shipped to their final destination. Conceptualized with the vision of creating an extremely low environmental footprint, the architect owner is in the process of applying for a LEED Gold certification for his home.

Prefabricated Country Home Set to be Certified LEED Gold

Prefabricated Country Home Set to be Certified LEED Gold

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