The George Residence on Pepperrell

The George Residence on Pepperrell

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Creating the Neighborhood

Ekistics was commissioned to design a mixed-use residential project on the corner of Pepperell St. and Robie St in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The building massing was developed to transition from the large-scale building context of Quinpool Road into what are primarily single-family residential neighborhoods to the south and west. The primary density is located to the north-eastern corner of the site to allow for a southern exposure to the internal courtyard.  

The building steps down to walk-up townhouse units along the two bordering residential streets to integrate and activate the neighborhood streetscape. The corner has a double-height commercial space to create a neighborhood anchor and interesting corner address to the building.

The use of human-scaled materials, formal articulation, and strategic massing resulted in a building that reinforces and improves the neighborhood character. 

STATUS

2015 (strategy)

TYPE

Architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture

CLIENT

Dexel Developments

LOCATION

Halifax, Nova Scotia

BUILDING TYPE

Mixed-use 

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VIEW SOUTH Corner of Pepperell Street and Robie Street.

VIEW SOUTH
Corner of Pepperell Street and Robie Street.

VIEW NORTH Corner of Robie and Shirley Streets.

VIEW NORTH
Corner of Robie and Shirley Streets.

STREETSCAPE The entrance provides a welcoming foyer area for the building, street level units can be accessed by their own private entrances.

STREETSCAPE
The entrance provides a welcoming foyer area for the building, street level units can be accessed by their own private entrances.