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

Hydrostone Renovation by Peter Braithwaite Studio - Sheet1
Dining Space ©Peter Braithwaite

It was designed after the Halifax explosion in an effort to provide housing for the working class who had lost their homes.

Hydrostone Renovation by Peter Braithwaite Studio - Sheet2
Kitchen ©Peter Braithwaite

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.

Hydrostone Renovation by Peter Braithwaite Studio - Sheet3
Library ©Peter Braithwaite

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.


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