Nov 02, 2015 / Architecture
Float by Omar Gandhi Architect

Float is a minimalist residence located in Halifax, Canada, designed by Omar Gandhi Architect. Set amidst the unique and dramatic landscape of Halifax’s Purcell’s Cove “backlands”, the residence is inspired by the strewn jagged bedrock field of outcrop, subcrop and bedrock float. The formal massing of the home is one which was derived to look as though it had been a larger bedrock volume (outcrop) but one which has become severed and has relocated slightly over time (subcrop or float). The exterior façade is clad is a grey washed wood cladding with slight variations in pattern, resembling bedrock strata which give further evidence of subcrop movement. The home is backed up by a several metre high large boulder which creates a private zone between the home and the rock.