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Omar Gandhi has recently undertaken works of national significance — he’s part of the team behind the winning design for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and just completed a magnificent promenade at Peggy’s Cove — but he first became known for his rural residential projects, vernacular-informed structures set within dramatic landscapes. His first personal residential project, however, is something of a departure: a three-storey live–work space on a 242-square-metre plot in an unassuming North Halifax neighbourhood.

“It’s a place I’ve always enjoyed spending a lot of time, and the kind of place I wanted to raise my son — living around different kinds of people,” says Gandhi, who moved from Brampton, Ontario, to Halifax to study...

Omar Gandhi Designs His Own Light-Filled Home in Halifax

The architect’s tall, skinny home extols East Coast materials and elements.

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