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La Petite Maison du Weekend is a prototype self-sufficient minimal dwelling.


2001 — Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Innovation in Architecture Award of Excellence
2001 — North American Wood Design Awards Citation

It can be relocated to virtually any outdoor site, where it will provide the basics for everyday life: sleeping for two, kitchen, shower, and composting toilet. Made of a variety of materials and premanufactured components, it generates its own electricity, collects and distributes rainwater, and composts human waste using only the natural dynamics of the site.
The project was constructed in 1998 for the Fabrications Exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts, in Columbus, Ohio.

Location: Mobile
Dates: 1998-1989
Client: Wexner Center for the Arts

Architect: Patkau Architects Inc.

Project Team: Timothy Newton, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau

Structural: Fast & Epp Structural Engineers

Boelling Smith Design with Patkau Architects

Photos: Patkau Architects