“We have learned nothing in twelve thousand years” was Picassos remark upon seeing the Lascaux cave paintings for the first time. This is a sentiment that can be echoed in much of architecture today. Lascaux house is a rethinking of our habitats and how they function in the praxis of everyday life. The home amalgamates modern technologies with ancient principles to economize how it is built, how it functions and its life cycle. It is designed to be a living structure acting in symbiosis with nature. This off-grid home and greenhouse will be the model from which future designs will be rooted.
The Solstice is an eco-retreat featuring lodging, restaurant and spa. This beachfront vacation spot is off grid and strives to provide the highest quality of experience with the lowest carbon footprint possible. Those who wish to vacation with a conscience for the future of the planet and it’s inhabitants can relax in knowing that the Solstice shares in their values.
The Ocean Pearl Village is a community owned business cooperative and habitat. The village includes thirty three family villas in the form of a circle. Each property is a two acre market garden and permaculture forest with an off grid home. Acting in concert, this ringed community will create revenue by producing healthy organic food for market and managing a beachfront tourism business and marina.
Acadia is a vision for the future. A provincial city living in symbiosis with nature and providing a quality of life for all its citizens. It is a proposal specifically tailored for the Maritime provinces and is accompanied with designs, concepts and timeline. Should this project prove itself a viable and economical solution then it can be a template for Canada to transition to a genuinely green country before the end of the 22nd century.