This project was an extensive renovation to a house in the renowned Hydrostone neighbourhood of Halifax. The neighbourhood was designed by British architect Thomas Adams using garden city principles.
Project Name: Hydrostone Renovation
Studio Name: Peter Braithwaite Studio
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 2
Location: Halifax, Canada
Photography: Peter Braithwaite
It was designed after the Halifax explosion in an effort to provide housing for the working class who had lost their homes.
The explosion was the reason behind Adam’s proposal of the non-combustible stone construction material, made up of concrete blocks finished with local crushed granite.
Exposing this stone became the main focal point of this renovation. High quality craftsmanship and minimalist modern details compliment the exposed stone, responding to the character and the context of the home.