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Prefabricated Country Home Set to be Certified LEED Gold - Figurr Architects Collective

Project name:
Prefabricated Country Home Set to be Certified LEED Gold
Architecture firm:
Figurr Architects Collective
Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Quebec, Canada
David Boyer
Principal architect:
Richard Rubin and Stephen Rotman
Design team:
Rick Rubin
Énergéco Concept, Projet Paysage
Built area:
4200 ft²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Interior design:
Structural engineer:
Jeffrey Leibgott SBSA
Environmental & MEP engineering:
Tools used:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom
Residential › House

Figurr Architects Collective: An Unconventional Manufacturing Process. The house consists of five prefabricated custom modules, each approximately fifty feet long, that are assembled before being delivered to the site. The concept allowed for indoor construction under optimal working conditions.

 The modular design is unique, created according to precise plans by the architect. The insulation, windows, and flooring were all assembled before shipping. Transporting the giant modules proved to be quite a challenge. The process included preparation, coordination, and navigating through country roads with ninety degree turns in inclement weather.

Figurr-Ivrysurlelac from Figurr collectif d'architectes on Vimeo.

Construction began in late summer before the demolition of the existing house. This ensured a faster construction so that the family would not lose more than one season enjoying the country.

Low environmental footprint 

Conceptualized with the vision of creating an extremely low environmental footprint, the house was built using sustainable and local materials. The large windows capture the beauty of nature in all its glory and flood the inside with light. The direct sunshine helps in reducing both heating and lighting costs.

entrance door of the house  image © David Boyer

The natural colored outdoor facade blends easily into the woodland decor and the opaque black accents add an artistic flair. The wood used indoors is warm and welcoming.

The architect is in the process of applying for a LEED Gold certification for his home.

prefabricated house with lake view in Canada  image © David Boyer   

A place adapted to all 

The house interior was designed so that each member of the family has their own personal space.

The ground floor’s open concept has a large kitchen and dining area where everyone enjoys cooking and eating delicious meals together, a beautiful, cozy living room space, and a three-season screened-in porch surrounded by lake and woods.

The ground floor also has an atelier for painting and carpentry. The lowered lakeside deck was designed as to not disturb the view of the magnificent scenery.

single family home nestled in nature  image © David Boyer


Following the purchase of a humble country house 25 years ago, the owners wanted to treat themselves to a new second home where the space would comfortably accommodate all the new members of their family. Overlooking Lake Manitou in Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Québec, the home, designed by Canadian architect Richard Rubin from Figurr Architects Collective, is composed of five factory-built modules, each approximately fifty feet long, that were constructed before being shipped to their final destination. Conceptualized with the vision of creating an extremely low environmental footprint, the architect owner is in the process of applying for a LEED Gold certification for his home.

house surrounded with fallen tree leaves in autumn image © David Boyer

modern house exterior made of wood image © David Boyer

wooden walls image © David Boyer

country house in Quebec image © David Boyer

dining table with nature view image © David Boyer

kitchen glossy island image © David Boyer

cozy living room with fire place image © David Boyer

Entry Level Floor PlanEntry Level Floor Plan

Lower Floor Plan Lower Floor Plan 

Upper Floor Plan Upper Floor Plan 

Site Plan Site Plan 

Architectural Section Section 


Data Sheet 

Completion Year : May 2019

Architect: Figurr Architects Collective 

Engineer: Jeffrey Leibgott SBSA

General contractor: Norexco

Supplier: Énergéco Concept

Landscape Architects: Projet Paysage 

Project Manager: Rick Rubin


About Figurr Architects Collective 

Rubin & Rotman architects founded in 1989 by Richard Rubin and Stephen Rotman, became Figurr Architects Collective in November 2018. Both architects head the firm with their partners Roberto Campos, Bruno Morin, and Pascale Tétrault. The team is comprised of some forty architects, designers, and technicians supported by administrative personnel. From its offices located in Montréal and Ottawa, the firm serves local, national, and international clients coming from the corporate, multi-residential, aviation, and institutional sectors as well as numerous First Nations.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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