The Syncline House in Nova Scotia Sits Atop a Concrete Base

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                                <a href="http://omargandhi.com/works/syncline/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Syncline</a> is a modern house designed by <a href="http://omargandhi.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Omar Gandhi</a> for a California-based man and his Nova Scotia-based husband. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the only <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncline" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">syncline</a> in the city, which is where the layers of stratified rock fold bringing the new layers closer to the center, hence its name.
A concrete base rises from the rocky ground with two angular volumes joined by a glass-surrounded open staircase. The exterior of both volumes is clad in a white, German-made fiber cement panel and it’s paired with darker wood details for contrast. The volumes are different in size and one is positioned further towards the front. The right side, which is narrower, houses the public spaces – a gym, living room, and kitchen – while the other includes the bedrooms and office. Both sides feature decks with glass railings that face towards the western ocean view. The wood-clad volume off the
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Rabbit Snare Gorge: A Cabin in Nova Scotia

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                                <a href="http://omargandhi.com/" >Omar Gandhi Architect Inc.</a>, who worked in collaboration with <a href="http://designbase8.com/" >Design Base 8</a>, designed <a href="http://omargandhi.com/works/cape-breton-modern-cabin/" >Rabbit Snare Gorge</a>, a cabin in Nova Scotia (Canada). The owner is an avid outdoorsman who wanted to respect the land, so the structure was built higher helping to minimize the footprint of the house. The elevated nature of the design also allows for better views.
Rabbit-Snare-Gorge-Cabin-Omar-Gandhi-2 To combat the heavy rainstorms, winter Nor’easters, and strong winds, the structural system was built to withstand major lateral and uplift loads. Layered sheathing also helps with the high winds. Rabbit-Snare-Gorge-Cabin-Omar-Gandhi-3 The open interior keeps the narrow footprint from feeling too small. A double-height ceiling in the kitchen and living room form the second floor, which leads to the living room loft above, while the ground floor houses the bedrooms and the entry. Rabbit-Snare-Gorge-Cabin-Omar-Gandhi-4 Rabbit-Snare-Gorge-Cabin-Omar-Gandhi-4a The interior is kept simple with light woods and white surfaces, letting the natural landscape outside the
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