This eye-catching modern Canadian house set in extensive hay fields is a wonderful example of a modern country house open to nature. The house is made from 100 year old beams taken from a number of bearings collected by industrial designer Omer Arbel. Not a single reclaimed board was cut or altered, giving the house its distinctive geometric look, which Arbel describes as a piece of origami in the landscape. The interior is modern and covered with a lot of wood – the walls, the floors, the ceiling and the furniture, and that makes the house cozier. I like a lot of lights and the glass walls that allow nature to go in and blend in with the interior space that becomes its part.