Architect Omar Gandhi turned a slender deserted lot within the North Finish of Halifax, Nova Scotia, into his circle of relatives house, the OG Home. Initially, the bottom flooring was to be Gandhi’s studio area, however throughout building it grew to become clear his structure apply had already outgrown it. The area is now used for group initiatives positioned within the neighborhood, particularly housing for these experiencing homelessness and public facilities.
The house includes a two-story, cedar-clad construction that rests atop a brick base. The bricked floor stage includes a rounded nook to attract guests to the rear of the home the place the first entry to the house and studio are. The higher quantity makes up the precise residence which features a display screen made from vertical cedar slats that present privateness from the road beneath.
Round again, a storage and parking space connect with a large brick staircase that results in the primary entrance.
A steel-clad, oval-shaped closet gives storage and a pathway into the house and studio.
Simply above the studio is the primary residing area, which incorporates the kitchen, eating room, lounge, and loo. White oak panels cowl the partitions and ceilings making a unified area that’s each heat and welcoming. The straightforward coloration palette and materials decisions, together with a curated mixture of design particulars and furnishings, end in a Scandinavian really feel all through.
An outsized rounded island enhances a wall of white cupboards that go from the kitchen to the lounge.
A pair of white Louis Poulsen PH 5 pendants grasp above white oak eating desk.
On the lounge aspect of the primary flooring, an oak-clad lightwell reaches to the roof permitting pure gentle to fill the primary flooring. The studio did many gentle studios and parametric modeling to information the design of the lightwell to make sure the perfect lighting circumstances all through.
The kid’s room on the third flooring has a window in entrance of a desk that appears out into the lightwell and all the way down to the lounge.
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