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. It was once a beautiful and efficient space but our needs required that the space be demolished and rebuilt to house a family room on the ground floor. The room is composed of a large window at the end overlooking the backyard trees, a central light-well which draws light into the core of the house and a gathering space for our family to spend time together adjacent to the fire.

The exterior of the new addition is composed of galvalume corrugated metal siding, aluminum standing seam roof and vertical reverse board and batten spruce walls.


LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia
PROJECT STATUS: Completed Fall 2013
CLIENTS: Elizabeth Stringer and Omar Gandhi
DESIGN: Omar Gandhi, Peter Braithwaite, Jeff Shaw
STRUCTURAL: Andrea Doncaster
PHOTOGRAPHY: Greg Richardson

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