21 Nov

Modern home with pool

Teph Inlet

Located in the picturesque coastal cottage country of Chester, Nova Scotia, Teph Inlet is a summer home for a young family. Formally composed of 3 rectilinear volumes on a plateau overlooking the ocean, the home is designed for optimal interaction with the outdoors. The main house is a stacked box clad in red cedar-clad horizontal […]

04 Oct

modern home entryway

Treow Brycg

Located adjacent to the wild landscape of Kingsburg Beach on the south shore of Nova Scotia, set amongst tall grasses, roaming deer and the raw scent of the sea. The dark silhouette of the fortress-like structure, one of few things seen through the thick fog. Leaning forward with a canted back shell inspired by local gambrel-rooved barns, the residence […]

05 Nov

Omar Gandhi Architect Syncline


Syncline ?(\?sin-?kl?n\): 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 […]

01 Oct

Sluice Point

Sluice 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 […]

01 Aug

The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh

The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh

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 Nov

Rabbit Snare Gorge Cape Breton Modern Cabin

Rabbit Snare Gorge

Rabbit Snare Gorge is a single family summer getaway set in the rugged terrain of Inverness, on the coast of rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 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 […]

06 Jul

Lake House

PROJECT CREDITS Interior Design: By + Large Studios, Susan Stott Project Status: Completed 2016 Design Team: Omar Gandhi, Jeff Shaw, Mike Cook, David Greenwell Contractor: Wood Masters Contracting Structural Engineer: Andrea Doncaster Photography: Julian Parkinson Location: Undisclosed, Nova Scotia

29 Sep

Float Omar Gandhi Architect


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 Omar Gandhi Architect

Cabot Links Villas

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 […]

21 Nov

Harbour Heights Omar Gandhi Architect

Harbour Heights

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 […]