Cedar in Three Textures is a story in part about a young couple and their commitment to a small town. The architectural project is intrinsically connected to the people who inhabit it and the context in which it is tied to.
Moore Studio is intended to be a vehicle for continuing youthful dreams. The new house was to be designed to be extremely raw, open spaces and lots of natural daylight. The aim of the new home would be to provide a platform for living in a quiet setting, free of the stress of the city and an environment for their dogs and artistic ambitions.
Two Gables are set on the edge of the Nova Scotia landscape facing the open water. The project is comprised of two extremely modest cedar clad gabled buildings with exaggerated roof overhangs for shade (heat/glare) and water retention. The primary building is the setting for sleeping, eating, food preparation and good living, while the minor [...]
The “Happy Goat” is a vacation spot for those wishing to sleep amidst the tall trees. The dozen or so “living” pods are located in natural openings in the dense Nova Scotia forest. One who chooses to stay at the Happy Goat chooses to live entangled within the wild nature of the site. Construction on [...]
//Adaptation. Our projects begin with a simple local precedent, often a hip roof or gable form. The form is then extruded up or across, bent or flattened, the roof planes folded and pleated. Sculpted by conditions and use, the reconstituted adaptation is receptive and responsive in its keeping with a modest, formal lineage. //click on [...]
//Models. Working and finished models are an essential aspect of our practice. They are a first glance at what will come, and a way to iron out our concepts. A refined physical model, both accurate and well crafted, sets a standard in precision in which we hold all of our work to. //click on the [...]
2014 is going to be an incredibly busy and fortunate year of construction for our small studio. We continue to remain busy in Cape Breton, arguably the most beautiful place in Canada. Other projects of ours are spread accross Nova Scotia, from Yarmouth, the South Shore and within the city limits of Halifax. Amongst the [...]
BA, BEDS, MArch, MRAIC
HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
- OMAR GANDHI ARCHITECT
1099 Marginal Road - Unit 147
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Although the name of the design studio is OMAR GANDHI, collaboration in residential design is a key element of the work we carry out. Whether our building project is a home design for a new build, a renovation of an existing residence, or an outbuilding, from a barn to a studio, collaboration and consultation between the owner and designer exists throughout.
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