21 Nov

Moore Studio Omar Gandhi Architect

Moore Studio

Moore Studio is intended to be a vehicle for pursuing their youthful ambitions once again. The clients, who are new empty-nesters with two dogs, had previously been full time artists before finding other work to support their family. The new home is built on a recently purchased piece of land amidst a dense forest in the […]

21 Nov

Shantih Omar Gandhi Archiitec


Shantih is a refuge. She is composed of multiple contrasting and duelling identities. She is modest and elaborate, finely crafted and at times repetitive. She is big, loud and bright while also somber, eerily mysterious and pensive. Her two arms wrap around and hold onto the land sloping away from her towards the infinite sea. […]

21 Nov

Fyren Omar Gandhi Architect


Fyren The home is a beacon high atop the hillside. Set atop one of the highest sea-side plateaus in the Halifax area, the residence has clear views of both point pleasant park and the open water. Formally, the home twists and turns towards the two critical views, providing unique views from within different zones of the […]

21 Nov

St. Rose Residence Omar Gandhi Architect

St. Rose Residence

St. Rose Residence PROJECT CREDITS LOCATION: Saint Rose, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia PROJECT STATUS: Complete,Winter 2016 DESIGN: Omar Gandhi, Peter Braithwaite, Hayley Johnson STRUCTURAL: Joe Janega Engineering RENDERINGS: Peter Braithwaite  

21 Nov

Mabou Residence

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

West End Halifax Addition

At the rear of our west end Halifax home existed a twenty year old addition designed to house the studio of a German potter. At the centre of this addition existed a kiln for firing clay. The wood stud exterior walls were filled with masonry, designed to retain heat radiated from the constantly burning kiln. […]

21 Nov

Broad Cove Banks Omar Gandhi Architect

Broad Cove Banks

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 Omar Gandhi Architect

Black Gables

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 […]

21 Nov

Cedar in three textures Omar Gandhi Architect

Cedar in Three Textures

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. Dr. Lynda Earle and her husband Dr. Andy Blackadar both grew up in small […]

03 Feb

Oxford Street Porches

This one needs very little explaining. The project consists of two new porches, one for the entry side and the other for the rear of the house. The rear porch is a fire stair. Gone wild. PROJECT CREDITS CLIENT: Undisclosed LOCATION: Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia PROJECT STATUS: Completed Spring 2012 DESIGN TEAM: Omar Gandhi, […]