PROMONTORY house

 

Bahamas

Scheme design, 2013

 

This project for a grand family villa is located on a rocky promontory in the Bahamas overlooking the Caribbean Sea in a dramatic setting. The building is arranged to form a terraced courtyard, framed by the water’s edge and the sinuous façade of the villa.

Adopting a contemporary approach, the scheme references tropical timber architecture traditionally found in the region. This provided a narrative for the design that allowed for the seamless composition of several architectural elements including a natural ventilation strategy.

Promontory House was conceived as a lightweight and semi-permeable structure closely connected to its surrounding natural landscape.