29 Sep

Float

September 29, 2015

Set amidst the unique and dramatic landscape of Halifax’s Purcell’s Cove “backlands”, the residence is inspired by the strewn jagged bedrock field of outcrop, subcrop and bedrock float. The formal massing of the home is one which was derived to look as though it had been a larger bedrock volume (outcrop) but one which has […]

28 Sep

Cabot Links Villas

September 28, 2015

Nestled along the dramatic shoreline of Cape Breton, the Cabot Links Villas are an invitation to a course, a land and a journey like no other. From the outset, the team at Omar Gandhi Architect and Jill Greaves Design challenged themselves to create a distinctive aesthetic that’s as captivating as it is welcoming. The result […]

27 Sep

Cabot Links Retail

September 27, 2015

Project Credits Location: Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Project Status: Completed Summer 2015 Clients: Cabot Links Design: Omar Gandhi, Peter Braithwaite, David Greenwell Interior Design: Jill Greaves Design Contractor: David Maclean Structural: Joe Janega Engineering

15 Jul

The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh

July 15, 2015

The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh is situated delicately along a narrow piece of land between a tree-lined country road and a dramatic ocean-side cliff. The project is located on Broad Cove Marsh Road on the outskirts of Inverness, Cape Breton Island, a small coastal community popular among tourists and seasonal dwellers for to its […]

26 Mar

Front view Cape Breton Modern Cabin

Rabbit Snare Gorge

March 26, 2015

On the coast of rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, The Rabbit Snare Gorge modern cabin is a single family summer getaway set in the rugged terrain of Inverness. The form is generated by the vertical transformation of the traditional gable, a way to get above the trees and view the landscape. Major and minor openings on […]

22 Mar

Syncline

March 22, 2015

Syncline ˈ(\ˈsin-ˌklīn\): a fold in stratified rock with younger layers closer to the center of the structure. The home sits on the lone syncline that runs through peninsular Halifax. Located in the south end of Halifax, Nova Scotia for California-based Geoff and his husband, Nova Scotia-based James – the quiet, masculine modern form sits adjacent to […]

21 Nov

Cedar in Three Textures

November 21, 2013

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 […]

21 Nov

Harbour Heights

November 21, 2013

Sitting atop a hillside adjacent to the Inverness Harbour and MacIsaac’s Pond, the cedar clad minimalist gable of Harbour Heights overlooks the town of Inverness and the critically-acclaimed Cabot Links golf course. From the main road the home is presented as a single storey with a perpendicular garage. From the opposite side, falling down the […]

21 Nov

Moore Studio

November 21, 2013

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

November 21, 2013

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. […]