LA CABANON

This three bedroom, poured in placed, white concrete house measures 2,500 sqft and is located in Silly Creek in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The main living area  is surrounded on three sides by operable, full-height glazing. The sliding doors at either end of the living area open up to sheltered, open-air porches. An adjacent terrace offers an additional place to gather.

An asymmetrical, cedar-clad, pitched roof helps to naturally ventilate the great room by capturing the prevailing wind, forcing any build-up of warm air to pass though the high level window.  The natural light from this window also creates  a playful contrast of light upon the timber clad ceiling.

Three bedrooms and support spaces, including a media room, pantry, garage and two interior courtyards, are situated in a separate one-story volume. This low-slung, rectilinear form provides a protective shield from the road. Skylights and small, sporadically placed windows limit visual access whilst providing ample natural light.

In a layout akin to that of a standard motel, the private rooms are organized along the length of the building. Each room is accessed externally and opens out to the terrace and pool area.

A small dock at the edge of the site provides direct access to the water. It also provides a landing spot for boat trips or local fishermen to deliver their latest catch.

This home was designed by Rick Joy Architects. James Hamilton Architects were appointed under the AIA contract as Architects of Record.

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