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 this modern cabin follow the path of the sun, it’s setting over the Northumberland strait highlighted in the program. The project is the collaboration between the studios of Omar Gandhi Architect and Design Base 8 out of New York City.


LOCATION: Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
PROJECT STATUS: Completed Fall 2015
CLIENT: Stephanie and Kevin Briody
DESIGN: Omar Gandhi Architect Inc. (Omar Gandhi, Peter Braithwaite, Peter Kolodziej, Maxwell Schnutgen, Elizabeth Powell) Design Base 8 (Jon Siani, Jon Wilson, Garrett Helm)
CONTRACTOR: MacGee MacFarlane
STRUCTURAL: Andrea Doncaster
PHYSICAL MODEL: Peter Braithwaite, Maxwell Schnutgen

PHOTOGRAPHY: Doublespace Photography (primary image), Omar Gandhi


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Approach towards the corten steel entry threshold hoop and the wood clad cabin.
cape breton cabin corner view looking up
model rendering of cape breton cabin
architecture models showing front and back views of modern cabin
models showing sides of cape breton modern cabin
interior renderings of modern cape breton cabin
window views of Cape Breton modern cabin
view from window of modern cape breton cabin


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