Architecture & Design

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Study for a modest house on a Caribbean island. The budget is very limited, plot 600 m2, to be built by the client and her family.


The challenge is to use the resources and building

knowledge available on

the island to come up with

a design that makes air conditioning superfluous

and thus minimises

electricity consumption.


This can be achieved by making use of the eastern trade wind, by building open and higher, by keeping the sun away from the fa├žades as much as possible and by blocking the radiating heat from the roof through insulation and choosing the right roof covering.

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