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