Designed by Gervais Fortin, the team demonstrated that it’s possible to build an ecological house without sacrificing the contemporary design. Ecologia Montreal is the first single dweling home in Montreal, Canada, aiming for a Platinum LEED certification. All the materials were hand-picked from the most eco-responsible supplier’s of Quebec. A combination of exposed beams, big windows and an inner courtyard, signs the beauty of a cozy and modern living space. The stone of the facade, from a local quarry, impresses by its imposing dimensions. A local artisan created hemp and lime walls giving them a rich and velvety aspect and do not contain either gypsum or paint. The panels of the kitchen are made from recycled materials and release very little urea formaldehyde. The household electrical appliances are among the most long-lasting and economic in water and electricity consumption.
DesignRulz1 November 2014