Set between a dense woodland and a vast expanse of water in the heart of Canada’s Eastern Townships, Stoke cider workshop highlights the beauty of the landscape by employing a discreet silhouette with clean, contemporary lines and utilising natural materials in its construction. The Stoke cider workshop is the result of a collaboration between APPAREIL Architecture and the owner, who was seduced by the magic of the location and was involved in all stages of the design and building process.
The building houses a dual-purpose space, with each tied to a specific activity. On the ground floor, a violin workshop adjoins a space dedicated to cider making, connected by a protected gallery. Surplus is forgone in favour of simplicity, with each facet of the Stoke cider workshop coming together to evoke the feeling of a traditional farm, artfully assimilating to its surroundings.