Inspired by 400-year-old island architecture, this dwelling connects jungle to sea, celebrating the changing light and passage of time. The objective for this family retreat on Harbour Island was to connect residents intimately with the unique setting, in creating a way of life based on daily and seasonal experiences—the rise and setting of the sun; the sounds of the sea and jungle; the ocean breeze, the tropical heat, and everything that goes on in this Bahamian paradise. Designed with the land, not on the land, the building becomes a frame for nature—shapes, textures, and spaces that respect and celebrate their surroundings. This inherent beauty and humility come from a profound understanding and deference to the location, and the sensitive engagement with local builders and vernacular materials.
Photo Credits to Karen Fuchs