Single family dwelling
Located at the Plateaux eco-village near L'Anse-St-Jean, QC, this unique construction project is a genuine product of its site, being constructed of local materials, designed and built by hand and through the collective power of community. A few initial sketches were completed and a scale model of the frame was built, however the construction process was the true educator of the design. The drawings presented here were prepared without measure, from an intimate understanding of how the structure was pieced together.
During my time on the project, I was exposed to the vast potential of the human hand - the hand that is guided by the careful dedication of the craftsman, the hand steadied by a confidence in one's own ability, and the hand that is restrained by its humble knowledge of its own limits.