Suspended in the trees of a forest in Quebec, the M.o.r.e. Cabin gives forest-dwelling a sustainable redesign. The home is comprised of a volume clad in low-waste cross-laminated timber. To prevent disruption to the land, it's perched on a steel mast and cantilevering over a hillside, preserving the native flora and affording views over the lake. The mast is held in place by a single concrete footing, minimizing the need for concrete and the project's carbon footprint, and is fitted with bat bods to house the area's endangered brown bats. Operating entirely off-grid, the house is powered by solar units and makes use of breezes and cross-ventilation for cooling, while a high-efficiency "green carbon" wood stove provides heat.
Photos: Scott Norsworthy / Kariouk Architects