Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri

Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri

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Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Exterior Photography, Forest
© Raphaël Thibodeau

Text description provided by the architects. Set against Mont-Tremblant National Park, and nestled within the Devil’s River valley, the Farouche agrotourism site offers a singular and unique concept for the Laurentians region of Quebec. Making the most of the natural and untamed qualities of the territory of almost one hundred acres, the project combines a Nordic farm, a café-bar, four-season micro-refuges, and an outdoor basecamp.

Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Exterior Photography, Forest
© Raphaël Thibodeau
Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Exterior Photography
© Raphaël Thibodeau

On the north side of Chemin du Lac-Supérieur, a barn serves as the headquarters for the farm activities. The route that leads to the small organic vegetable farm goes through the tunnel of greenhouses, flower fields, and fallow land. The hiking trails begin behind the agricultural building and allow visitors of the Farouche site to explore the mountains of Devil’s valley.

Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Exterior Photography, Forest
© Raphaël Thibodeau

On the riverside, to the south of the road, the café is at the heart of the activities offered on the site. One enters this welcoming building through the small market, which offers visitors seasonal products from the Farouche vegetable farm, as well as other goods such as cheeses, beers, and wines from local producers. The dining area and its kitchen offer passing visitors and cabin guests the opportunity to taste meals from the farm's production.

Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam
© Raphaël Thibodeau
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The café lounge opens towards the river: its large west-facing windows offer unique views of Mont-Tremblant and sunsets behind the Laurentian mountaintops. At its center, the wood stove’s fire invites patrons to gather together and observe the ever-changing silhouette of nature. Nestled in the cathedral roof, a mezzanine space offers a quiet, set-back living room. The building’s materiality is sober; the charcoal-colored steel roofs and the natural hemlock siding are reminiscent of vernacular farm buildings.

Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Raphaël Thibodeau
Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair, Windows
© Raphaël Thibodeau

The cedar shingle micro-cabins camp stands south of the café. Organized organically and connected by a winding path, the four small A-frame shelters each contain a king bed, a sofa, and a gas stove within their compact plan. Minimalist in essence, the buildings recede in the landscape and allow guests to fully immerse in the wild beauty of the Devil’s River.

Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Exterior Photography, Forest
© Raphaël Thibodeau

The Farouche project was documented by photographer Raphaël Thibodeau over a twenty-four-hour period in order to capture the evolution of the site, from the sunrise over the river, to the nocturnal observation of the cabins illuminated by the moonlight.

Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Windows, Chair
© Raphaël Thibodeau

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Address:Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, 3824 Chem. du Lac Supérieur, Lac-Supérieur, QC J0T 1P0, Canada

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Cite: "Farouche Tremblant / Atelier l'Abri" 02 Dec 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/993112/farouche-tremblant-atelier-labri> ISSN 0719-8884

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