Montreal-based architectural practice MU Architecture has proposed a “self-sustainable” escape in the deep forests of Quebec. Designed to mimic a giant totem or a stone cairn, the sculptural building would comprise 50 luxury housing units along with a suite of high-end amenities that include an indoor shooting range, a vast wine cellar and even a sky bar. Solely designed as a playground for the elite, the tower would rise to a height of more than 200 meters, and it would vastly stand out compared to its lush, natural surroundings.

rendering of tower rising from a forest

In a bid to justify the placement of a 48-story tower in the midst of pristine Quebec forest, MU Architecture explained that the luxury resort project, dubbed PEKULIARI, is “diametrically opposed with the concept of urban sprawl.” The tower would be wrapped in toned glass panels and a metal “exoskeleton” framing that gives the building the appearance of large rocks stacked atop one another.

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blue chairs in room with glass walls
white sofas on outdoor balcony

“Unique in the world, this visionary and ambitious architecture project introduces harmonious osmosis between the human habitat and the natural habitat,” the architecture firm said in a project statement. “Addressing a clientele eager to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate in peace, this world-class project offers an unparalleled exotic experience. PEKULIARI will make a significant contribution to the prestige of the region, generate a strong impact on the local economy and shine at an international level.”

rendering of brown tower with stone shapes on exterior
close-up of balconies on a tall brown tower

In addition to 50 luxury suites that range between 4,000 to 8,000 square feet each, the proposed building is designed to include an abundance of luxe amenities: a grocery store, a business center, a gym, a spa, a swimming pool, a sky bar, a greenhouse, a wine cellar, entertainment rooms, an indoor shooting range, a cigar lounge and more. Although the building would be powered by renewable energy, it seems easiest to access via private helicopter due to its location in an otherwise untouched forest — begging the question of how green this conceptual project really is.

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