Calgary’s MoDA Architecture share their secret for making the most of your hallways.

A hallway leads you from one room to the next, but Dustin Couzens and Ben Klumper of Calgary’s MoDA Architecture believe it should be more than a means to an end: it should create a special moment along the way. For this home in the vineyards of the Okanagan, it’s the surprise of an enclosed garden in the hallway leading to the master bathroom. (The tall and narrow window opens, so gardeners can tend to the space.) “It adds colour and light, but it’s also a kind of seasonal calendar,” says Couzens. “Typically a hallway is subservient to private and public spaces, but we’ve blurred that line.”Trade Secrets