21 Nov

Mabou Residence

November 21, 2013

PROJECT CREDITS LOCATION: Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia PROJECT STATUS: On Hold CLIENTS: Undisclosed DESIGN: Omar Gandhi, Peter Braithwaite, Hayley Johnson, David Greenwell NOVA SCOTIA CONTRACTOR: TBD STRUCTURAL: Andrea Doncaster PHYSICAL MODELS: Ozana Gherman (structural) Hayley Johnson (massing) RENDERINGS: Jeff Shaw

21 Nov

Broad Cove Banks

November 21, 2013

Set in the Cape Breton landscape overlooking the sea, the Broad Cove Banks is sited on a long, narrow property open to the elements. Formally the large, steep pitch, gable roof shelters the home from the harsh elements of the island. Conceptually, the cottage is based on the vernacular gable, the form generated from a […]

21 Jul

Black Gables

July 21, 2013

Black Gables are simply put, two modest sized gabled buildings, jet black, with a metal roof. The two buildings, one for primary living and the other for a studio and darkroom are located at skewed angles to one another so as to take advantage of the best views, exposure to appropriate daylighting and an overall […]

02 Feb

Sluice Point

February 2, 2013

Swiss Point is located on the southern tip of Nova Scotia, and is located in Argyle Municipality of Yarmouth County. Argyle Municipality is considered the oldest “still Acadian” region in Nova Scotia. Yarmouth County is composed of primarily Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French residents and is well known for its inland wilderness areas. The region became […]

03 Jan

Happy Goat

January 3, 2012

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 […]