Syncline House / Omar Gandhi Architect

first_imgCopyHouses•Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada Projects Manufacturers: Rieder Group, Bega, Amos Wood, Commdoor Aluminum Canada Syncline House / Omar Gandhi Architect Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDesign Team:Omar Gandhi, Peter Braithwaite, Elizabeth Powell, Devin Harper, Ozana GhermanLandscape:Land Studio EastSpecifications And Envelope Consultant:Eric Stotts ArchitectPhysical Model:Devin HarperRenderings:Norm Li AG+Specifications Consultant:Eric Stotts ArchitectEnvelope Consultant:Eric Stotts ArchitectCity:Halifax Regional MunicipalityCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess Specs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Houses Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2017 ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Architects: Omar Gandhi Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Ema Peter Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Ema PeterText description provided by the architects. Syncline ˈ(\ˈsin-ˌklīn\): 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.Save this picture!© Ema PeterLocated in the south end of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Syncline was designed for California-based Geoff and his husband, Nova Scotia-based James – the quiet, masculine modern form sits adjacent to Point Pleasant Park and overlooks the North-West Arm.Save this picture!© Ema PeterSitting atop a concrete base which seemingly extends the rocky foundation, the home is composed of twin volumes clad in a textured, white Fibre C – a German-made fibre cement panel composed of raw materials including glass fibre, sand, and cement. The volumes vary in proportion as well as location, with one lunging forward slightly ahead of the other. The taller volume houses the public program including the gym, living room and kitchen, while the lower features the home’s sleeping and office amenities. At the forefront of both are walk-out decks facing the western ocean view, one from the living room and the other from the master bedroom. Wood-decked patios overlooking the city’s primary forested park in one direction and the open ocean waters in the other sit high atop the two primary volumes.  Save this picture!© Ema PeterA central core between the two is fully glazed in black-framed windows and topped with a razor thin canopy, encasing a porous, wood-lined steel staircase which winds its way up through the home. Flanking the taller volume is a tall, wood-clad structure which includes a residential scale elevator and back-of-house spaces including a high-end audio control room. The wood cladding is scorched, locally-sourced clear spruce with a clear coat finish. Wood scorching introduces flame to surface, intentionally charring it before it is brushed to remove any loose carbon, providing both decay and flame resistance through the process.Save this picture!© Ema PeterThe interior material palette is composed wide white oak flooring, an all-white wall treatment and header-less doors which span from floor to ceiling. Natural light is drawn into the primary social spaces through the double height atrium and great room spaces.Save this picture!© Ema PeterThe home utilizes geothermal heat pumps as the primary source for heating and cooling. Energy requirements are supplemented by a rooftop field of photovoltaic panels. The entirety of the glazing utilized for the home is triple pane for both energy conservation and acoustic requirements. Automated blinds and recessed windows on the south west façade help to passively cool the house.Save this picture!© Ema PeterProject gallerySee allShow lessAustralia’s Sunshine Coast Plans for New $900 Million Mixed-Use DevelopmentArchitecture NewsOslo Architecture Triennale Curator Shortlist AnnouncedArchitecture News Share Photographs Wood Masters Construction Limited, Paul Stewart Andrea Doncaster Engineering Syncline House / Omar Gandhi ArchitectSave this projectSaveSyncline House / Omar Gandhi ArchitectSave this picture!© Ema Peter+ 21 Share Structural: Products translation missing: CopyAbout this officeOmar Gandhi ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHalifax Regional MunicipalityCanadaPublished on November 25, 2017Cite: “Syncline House / Omar Gandhi Architect” 25 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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