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Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Designed to provide accommodation for participants in the annual International Garden Festival, and when not in season, to be used by architecture students from the Université Laval, Résidence des Stagiaires by Quebec City-based Atelier Pierre Thibault is a minimalist, double-structured guest house on the 45-acre nature preserve, Jardins de Métis, along the Saint Lawrence Seaway in rural Quebec.

The residence consists of two gabled buildings, connected by an outdoor terrace, but separated by function. The main structure contains the communal kitchen, dining, and living areas, with a mezzanine study, thoughtfully floored with open slats, allowing light to travel throughout the space. The utilitarian, exposed-wood interiors reflect the organic nature of the buildings’ exterior, with knotty and natural finish wood planks making up the floors, walls, and even furniture, all executed by local woodworker Gervais Pineau.

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

In the sleeping building, with bunks on the first floor, and additional beds tucked into the roof’s eaves, glass doors and windows offer perfectly framed views of the surrounding nature. 

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Résidence des Stagiaires by Atelier Pierre Thibault

The estate at Jardins de Métis opened to the public in 1962, the main residence converted to a museum. It hosts The International Garden Festival, an event started in 2000, which involves architects and designers creating temporary structures and installations amongst the lush natural surroundings.

More at: Atelier Pierre Thibault
Photos: Maxime Brouillet and Laurence Gaudette

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