BlueSky MOD prefab cabin
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BlueSky MOD iss the brainchild of lawyer and entrepreneur Hy Rosenberg and Richard Stark, an urban planner with a company in custom-home construction.  Their instinct, that Canadians would succumb to ‘low impact, high design’ cabin fever, led them to commission a Canadian in Norway.

The internationally renowned Todd Saunders (of the Aurland Lookout, nominated for a W* design award) designed the prototype prefab ‘to meet the needs of aesthetically and ethically discerning consumers,’ according to BlueSky. ‘Todd’s design feels very Canadian. It combines the simplicity of form found in Scandinavian or Japanese architecture with a strong sense of awareness and connection between interior and exterior,’ Stark remarks. ‘This is very Canadian.’ The result is an eco-ethical modern masterpiece.

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).