Treow Brycg House / Omar Gandhi Architect


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  • Architects: Omar Gandhi Architect
  • Location: Kingsburg, Canada
  • Design: Omar Gandhi, Jeff Shaw, Karl Gruenewald
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ema Peter
  • Contractor: MRB Contracting


  • Structural:: Andrea Doncaster Engineering
  • 
Physical Model: Chad Jamieson

  • Rendering: Ryan Nelson
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Text description supplied by way of the architects. Located adjoining to the wild panorama of Kingsburg Beach at the south shore of Nova Scotia, set among tall grasses, roaming deer and the uncooked odor of the ocean. The darkish silhouette of the fortress-like construction, one of few issues noticed throughout the thick fog. Leaning ahead with a canted again shell impressed by way of native gambrel-rooved barns, the place of abode braces itself for the unpredictable Nova Scotian climate.

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Composed of two ranges and an interstitial house for movement hugging the heavy metal again wall, the house takes benefit of the beautiful beach perspectives whilst keeping up a top point of privateness from adjoining neighbours and passers-by. Both the deep-set home windows and the brise soleil along with the again canted wall lend a hand to keep watch over sun achieve. A big ground-level terrace enclosed by way of the canted wall and slatted display screen enclose a plunge pool and hearth – all opening as much as the entrance dealing with view of the seaside. 

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The decrease point features a storage and visitor wing each flanking the inner breezeway and a metal staircase clad in walnut and black metal. On the second one flooring, the dwelling house is strangely wealthy and heat with hints of color, brass fixtures and a heat palette of sunshine and darkish picket tones. Centred within the room is a linear fireside. An out of doors house protects each privateness and the serious summer time solar with a picket brise soleil. The deck cantilevers out from the home, projecting against the seaside and peripheral perspectives. 

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A wall of home windows flanks the sea facet of the place of abode, offering an uninterrupted view of the curvilinear seaside and the sounds of the panorama. The access facet is hyper minimum and mysterious with slight glimpses out from inside of, offering just a tease on manner from the street.  

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Heavy, black metal frames repeat from finish to finish of the construction offering the armature for its dynamic shape. The heavy, darkish shell is clad in extra-dark bronze, aluminum status seam. 

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