Nova Scotia’s B2 Lofts Put a Contemporary Twist on a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nova Scotia’s B2 Lofts Put a Contemporary Twist on a UNESCO World Heritage Site

By Brian Libby / Photos by Matt MacKay-Lyons
In the historic center of Lunenburg, old and new mixed-use apartment buildings find common ground.

At the two-building B2 Lofts in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, architect Brian MacKay-Lyons doesn’t mind that people sometimes can’t tell which building is old and which is new. Never mind the fact that one was completed in 1873 and one in 2020. After all, this is one of only two towns in North America to be named a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its 19th-century British colonial buildings.

Join Dwell+ to Continue

Subscribe to Dwell+ to get everything you already love about Dwell, plus exclusive home tours, video features, how-to guides, access to the Dwell archive, and more.

Try Dwell+ for FREE

You can cancel at any time.

Save