Nature’s Place Museum
natural building for a museum of nature
2007 Sustainable Building & Design project
In the middle of the municipal complex in Minden, Ontario sits Nature’s Place, a museum focused on the natural heritage of the area.
The museum display area is built around a replica of an old log cabin, and incorporates trees, natural finishes and even animal footprints in the floor to give visitors a sense of the outdoors as they view exhibits that celebrate natural heritage.
Straw bale and straw/clay walls with earthen and lime plasters
Locally harvested timbers and wood siding with natural finishes
Hydronic in-floor heating and full heat recovery ventilation system
Cordwood interior wall with earthen mortar
Energy efficient building enclosures with triple pane, fiberglass frame windows
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