Henry Hill House.

A well-loved Halifax Landmark built in the 1840’s, the house had been remodeled over the years to accommodate offices, apartments, and a clinic. The renovation restored the grace and openness of the original design, including restoring the stone cellar and a central oculus/roof-light.

In addition, contemporary elements were woven in as counterpoint to the heritage fabric. A wall was removed and a new long stone island became a family area on the main floor. At the upper floor gallery the guarding is a continuous curved membrane of layers of diaphanous steel mesh which captures the light from the oculus, and presents a modern shimmering new core to the preserved anatomy of the original architecture.

Location: 
Halifax
Completed: 2010

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