La Héronnière, off-grid home, off-grid, Quebec, Canada, Alain Carle Architecte, self-sufficient house, solar panels, solar power, reclaimed materials, green architecture

The owners commissioned the architect to design an off-the-grid refuge which wouldn’t have a magnetic field or wireless communication protocol, but should be completely self-sufficient in terms of energy usage. Among the requirements was the use of materials free of volatile organic compounds, ensuring a completely healthy living environment.

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La Héronnière, off-grid home, off-grid, Ontario, Canada, Alain Carle Architecte, self-sufficient house, solar panels, solar power, reclaimed materials, green architecture

The architect used reclaimed materials, such as the wood from a garage door and a removable fence, throughout the house. All the energy requirements are met by an array of solar panels and stored energy can be used during colder months. Stylish details and thoughtfully-designed spaces combine functionality, minimalist aesthetics and sustainability.

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