Monday, January 25, 2010

Island Flex House Design Concept, Site

Creating a villa compound by grouping a series of buildings allows you to make full use of a sites potential, be it view exposure, or taking advantage of trade winds to cool the rooms. The spaces between buildings can become protected outdoor spaces as shown in the cloister below that has been formed by covered walkways connecting the adjacent buildings/rooms.

Another advantage is that the Flex House concept can create a very large home that does not dominate a site as shown below with a villa we did many years ago on Jumby Bay in Antigua. Though a very large house, as you walk around the site the buildings and connecting spaces are very personal and comfortable in scale. Never do you feel like you are lost in a 13,000 sf house.

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