Collection by Jordan Kushins

Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada

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Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life. Out of “respect for the beams and their history,” Designer Omer Arbel insisted that not a single reclaimed plank—still marked by nailheads and chipped paint—be cut nor altered during construction, which gave the home its striking geometric motif. It’s what he refers to as the “alchemy between material and process,” which also inspired the textured concrete walls and crisply milled walnut furniture.

Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life.
Omer Arbel, the creative director at industrial design firm Bocci, was given three parameters when he began designing a...
“The house is a piece of origami made out of triangular shapes, which we then draped over the landscape,” says Arbel.
Arbel’s projects—both products and architectural commissions—follow a chronological numbering system.
Bishop is an avid record collector—Rolling Stones albums are a sought-after favorite—and he keeps his vinyl in the...
Framed family photos hang, clustered and skylit, in the corridor.
Impromptu reading time in the open-plan kitchen is encouraged.
Walnut doors come together to form a corner in the entry foyer.
White tiles envelop the en suite master bathroom.
Just off an internal courtyard, a mudroom provides a prime place to keep sneakers.
Expansive accordion doors join together in a sharp angle when shut, but when they’re open the crook competely...
Sliding doors cast shadows across the concrete floor.
Operable walnut shutters shed dappled light from windows throughout 23.2.
Arbel’s “14” sconces spot the wall to ethereal effect in the master bedroom. “I wanted this place to be habitable.
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