Alain Carle Architecte designed this sustainable house called the ‘la Héronnière’. Located in the wooded area in Quebec, Canada, it was designed for a family of four and they wanted the house to have no magnetic field in the inhabited area and no wireless communication protocol. The other requirements were to use materials free of volatile organic compounds and the house to use self-sufficient energy. To capture and save the solar power, concrete walls were positioned about the path of the sun. Speaking of energy, the building is fueled by biomass and photovoltaic panels. During summer, the house generates an energy surplus which will then be transferred to the local power distribution grid and accounted for in winter consumption credits.
Photos by Adrien Williams