MTR Residence by Alain Carle, Mont-Tremblant – Québec, Canada - architecture and design

MTR Residence by Alain Carle, Mont-Tremblant – Québec, Canada



Once in a while, we encounter a space or structure that we end up describing with one version or another of ?this is a place where one can breathe.? It may seem an elusive depiction, but it will have to do, once again.

The massive, black barnlike structure, created byAlain Carle, radiates this breathing-space factor in numerous ways. The airy, roomy spaciousness is created through the rough and rocky cliffside setting, the bulky simplicity of the building itself, the stark black exterior, the large windows, the surprisingly light hues of the interior, and the streamlined layout of the rooms.

Mont-Tremblant is a city in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada, about 130 kilometres (80 miles) northwest of Montreal. It is known for its boreal forests, ski resorts, national park and luxurious vacation homes. Alain Carle?s client, a young family, wanted a secondary home, distinctly different from their primary home in Montreal.
The firm?s lead architect Alain Carle and the project?s lead architect Gabriel Ostiguy took a daring approach to a challenging monumentality of terrain. The steep cliffs rising from Lake Tremblant provided one natural flat ?shelf? that was selected as the ground level for the three-level structure.

Architect Isaniel Lévesque of Alain Carle Architects describes the dramatic project?s terrain for The Cool Hunter. ?This is a 11 944-square-metre plot overlooking Tremblant?s Lake. Natural rock and forest all around the house,? he says. ?It is a quiet n...
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