Fernbrae House by Rayleen Hill Architecture + Design

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Fernbrae House by Rayleen Hill Architecture + Design

Architects: Rayleen Hill Architecture + Design
Project: Fernbrae House
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Photography: Doublespace Photography

The unusual form of Fernbrae House is derived from the historic siting of the original barn on the site and the more modern urban condition of the subsequent suburb that was built afterward. The piece of land originally only had two buildings on site, the farm house and the barn. Both were oriented directly due south to partake in solar gains and views out the mouth of the Halifax Harbour. Many decades later the property was sub-divided and plots of land sold off as a new development. The new housing placed their house facades facing the new curved road. The result is that the original farm house and barn are clearly oriented in a differing direction than the remainder of the housing on the street.

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When our client approached us, she was interested in tearing down the barn to allow for one-level living (with a basement for storage) and to build a house with a new foundation and a tighter envelope. We kept the existing house siting for the main public space of the home, complete with harbour view and direct south sunlight. And then wrapped that form with a new modern corrugated steel facade that faces the street. The old (cedar box) combines with the new (corrugated steel). The new form houses the private zone of the house.

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