Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Island House Plan 3

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This plan is about living outdoors. Placing the "L" so that it presents it's back to the prevailing winds and rain, leaves the covered outdoor living areas on the protected leeward side of the house. Two wings form the simple geometry of the plan, one wing has three guest bedrooms and the other a more private Master Bedroom. All bathrooms open onto private courtyards with outdoor showers. A large Kitchen with Family area provides a refuge in times of stormy weather.

The simple gable roof forms together with the straight forward building configuration make for uncomplicated construction. The "L" shape allows allows all rooms to be ventilated by natural breezes to reduce the need or reliance on air conditioning and the resultant power use. The plans include cisterns under terraces for collecting rain water.

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