Located in the Laurentians’ mountainous countryside, in the province of Quebec, this modern addition is not the typical garage. Over the peaceful Lake Deauville, this minimalist wood volume stands out from the surrounding green mountains.
由车库演变而来的艺术工作室 | A Contemporary Garage that Turns Into a Suspended Artist Studio
Reminiscent of the typical barn, this vast modern addition is transformed into an architectural work that projects over the cliffs of the lake. It covers more than 5000 sq. ft. and houses two superimposed garages, a workshop, a large creative room and a mezzanine.
▼谷仓般的形态，a barn-like structure
▼从悬崖边伸出的体量凌驾于湖面之上，the vast modern addition is transformed into an architectural work that projects over the cliffs of the lake
支撑在倾斜的柱群上 | The Workshop Hovers Above a Forest of Inclined Columns
Connected to the main residence by a cantilevered bridge, the workshop is defined as a powerful space for reflection and creation. Its structure, entirely free, rests on a set of inclined columns evoking the forest, suspending it above the tree line.
▼工作室通过悬臂式的桥梁结构与主居住空间形成连接，the workshop is connected to the main residence by a cantilevered bridge
▼工作室的体量由一组倾斜的柱子实现支撑，the structure of the workshop rests on a set of inclined columns evoking the forest
北向采光 | Northern Light
Pierced with light on its flanks, the Workshop is oriented towards the north and the views onto the lake. Spacious but intimate, the interior volume accommodates large formats of paintings. The minimalist play of surfaces and the rigor of the alignments put the artist’s work in scene and supports his concentration.
▼室内概览，interior over view
▼工作室的窗户朝向北方，可以欣赏到湖泊的美景，the Workshop is oriented towards the north and the views onto the lake
▼宽敞而不失温馨的创作空间，spacious but intimate, the interior volume accommodates large formats of paintings
令人眩晕的高度游戏 | Dizzying Height Game
▼夹层空间包含了休闲区和游戏区，the mezzanine offers a relaxation and play area under a large uninterrupted ceiling
▼抛光的混凝土地面反射出周围的场景，增加了一种眩晕的感觉，on this aerial platform, the polished concrete floor reflects light as well as views and increases the feeling of vertigo
The mezzanine offers a relaxation and play area under a large uninterrupted ceiling. A smaller house like volume in its centre shelters a bathroom and another smaller mezzanine set even higher, a perfect hideout for kids. On this aerial platform, the polished concrete floor reflects light as well as views and increases the feeling of vertigo. It is accessed by an open staircase that acts as a connector between the bridge and the mezzanine. Consisting of a series of large plates of cold-rolled steel, it represents the gesture of the artist sketching away his first brushstrokes on the canvas.
▼楼梯采用大型冷轧钢板构成，the open staircase consisting of a series of large plates of cold-rolled steel
▼阁楼视角，view from the mezzanine
精致的简约 | Sophisticated Simplicity
The workshop is presented as a simple volume covered with a pre-aged grey wood. Its thick exterior walls take from the standards of Passive house constructions. At another scale, sophisticated details were developed to ventilate the building between the walls and the roof and to completely conceal the garage door while responding insulation needs due to the harsh climate of Quebec. The Workshop on a Cliff is a place of expression where architecture immerses us in creative inspiration and Nature contemplation.
▼以灰色做旧木材包覆着的简单体量，a simple volume covered with a pre-aged grey wood
Name of the project: Workshop on a Cliff
Location: Sainte-Adèle, Deauville Lake, Quebec
Architects/designers: MU Architecture
Team: Charles Côté, Jean-Sébastien Herr, Magda Telenga, Monica Guerreiro
Structural engineer: NCK Inc.
Contractor: Maison Intégrale, Marc Baillargeon
Project Completion: July 2017
Photo credits: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard
Area: 5000 sq.ft.