We're proud to share that the Backcountry Hut Company has been honoured with a 2016 Canadian Architect Award of Merit!
"For over 40 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage.
Of almost 150 submissions received for this year’s awards program, the jury selected 4 projects for Awards of Excellence and 6 projects for Awards of Merit."
From the jury comments on the Backcountry Hut Company:
"This project is beautifully done. It’s careful about its openings and its allocation of solidity and enclosure, but you don’t get a sense of claustrophobia. The modules combine to make very handsome structures that are beautifully illustrated in the presentation."
The Backcountry Hut Company was founded to assist individuals and organizations in the design and construction of affordable outdoor recreation and residential structures. The four cornerstones of the business are: function; quality; sustainability; and value. Inspired by the idea of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad of providing affordable well-designed products ‘for the many people’, the Backcountry Hut Company provides a turnkey solution to housing through the provision of a flat pre-packed assembly system characterized by prefabrication, mass customization, and minimal site work, and design that is modular / scalable.
In addition to ‘backcountry’ applications (i.e. without road/vehicle access), the hut prototype has received considerable interest from private individuals who are looking to erect prefabricated structures on both rural and urban ‘front-country’ sites (i.e. easily accessible by vehicle). The Backcountry Hut Company system affords the opportunity to furnish the modular prefabricated shell with an interior that supports full time residential occupation. In this scenario the hut works as a small structure that can be understood as part of the Tiny House Movement.