Turk & Caicos Island
Block 60703, Parcel 105, Providenciales
The Turks and Caicos Islands are located close to the Dominican Republic and Cuba in the Caribbean. The brief asked us to create a new family holiday home. The site is located on sloped terrain close to the coast, fully exposed to extreme weather events.
The building fans out along the contours in order to provide panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean that are available to the north of the site. High thermal mass construction would be used to even out day and night time temperatures. A system of roof-collection trays has been integrated into the design, maximising rainwater collection for harvesting and storage. To make efficient use of the sloped terrain, we have proposed that the floor levels are to be part above and part below existing external ground levels.