Protected from the harsh coastal climate, Treow Brycg boasts stunning seaside views without compromising privacy.

Extra-dark bronze standing-seam metal partly clads the home and creates an armored appearance.

Having previously lived in the hurricane-prone tropics, the couple who tapped Canadian practice Omar Gandhi Architect for their new home in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, didn’t only want a house weatherproofed against the region’s harsh coastal climate—the residence had to also evoke strong feelings of safety and protection.

In response, the architects crafted a fortress-inspired dwelling that rises like a dark rock outcropping in the open grassy landscape, providing a striking contrast to Nova Scotia’s traditional stick-built homes.

Located on the southern shore of Nova Scotia in Kingsburg, Treow Brycg is set in wild landscape of rocks, the sea, and tall grasses.

Located on the southern shore of Nova Scotia in Kingsburg, Treow Brycg is set in wild landscape of rocks, the sea, and tall grasses.

Ema Peter

“Leaning forward with a canted back shell inspired by local gambrel-rooved barns, the residence braces itself for the unpredictable Nova Scotian weather,” explain the architects, who have cladded the building in extra-dark bronze standing-seam metal, concrete panels, and black-painted timber.

Extra-dark bronze standing-seam metal partly clads the home and creates an armored appearance.

Extra-dark bronze standing-seam metal partly clads the home and creates an armored appearance.

Ema Peter

"The dark silhouette of the fortress-like structure [is] one of few things seen through the thick fog," add the architects.

“The dark silhouette of the fortress-like structure [is] one of few things seen through the thick fog,” add the architects.

Ema Peter

See the full story on Dwell.com: A Folded Steel Roof Shields a Fortress-Like Abode in Nova Scotia

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