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An 880 square foot cabin is being built on the existing site of a well-loved historic log cabin which was lost to fire. While the new cabin design is more aesthetically modern and takes advantage of more efficient building materials, the size is not much more than what it replaces. The main floor is a mere 660 sq. ft. with an extra 320 square foot loft which acts as the master bedroom.     Energy efficiency was top of mind when designing the...

A small laneway home is currently under construction in Westmount that pushes the boundaries of what a garage suite can be in Edmonton. Designed for a client as an 'age-in-place' and 'forever home', this 520 square foot at-grade suite sits at ground level attached to a two car garage and features pre-fabricated structural insulated panels (SIPs) that create a volume of space to help make the home feel larger than it is. A post-and-beam sleeping loft is tucked over the...

A new home has been built at the traditional family homestead of one retired couple near Vegreville, Alberta. Completed in the Spring 2016, this modest 1400 square foot, two bedroom ranch-style bungelow features our modified and easy-to-build straw bale construction and a wrap around veranda to protect the house but also embrace the prairie views beyond. Many beautiful, handcrafted finishing touches were lovingly completed by the client and their builder including the use of local grain elevator wood for the deep...

  This owner-built, two-storey, straw bale private residence was completed in late 2013. The house sits on a modified concrete grade beam and pile system with concrete floors and radiant heating. The home is situation on a lovely lot near Telford Lake in Leduc, Alberta....

Supporting infill in established neighbourhoods is part of our mandate in designing and developing straw bale and energy-efficient frame single and multi-family housing. This includes duplexes, semi-detached, row houses and garage suites where zoning allows. The most obvious benefit of this type of infill is the reduction of urban sprawl and the opportunity for individuals and families to live close to the core of the city. This type of development can fill gaps in the existing built environment and often plays...