Pride’s Rest

Designed by Lindsay Brown Studio in 2010, “the project, which is situated in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, was inspired by the client’s passion for sailing and utilizes the site’s climatic conditions to drive many design elements such as breezeways, pools, covered areas and orientation.”

“The residence’s strong curve fits neatly into the site context, resulting in a bold yet integrated form that gives character to the project.   The house rests on a small windward cove carved by pushing tides and storm waters.   The residence’s radial plan encourages users to interact with one another and the environment while circulating through the home and courtyard.”

“As the house faces against the prevailing storm winds, the design needs to withstand hurricane force winds and water and be completely self sufficient with leach field, power production and potable water storage.  Special screens were developed to prevent hurricane damage to glazed areas, and research is being done to develop a rolling screening material that is impact and rust resistant.”

“True to the studio’s sustainable and material philosophies, the project’s cut and fill strategy equalized to prevent any on or off site hauling of soil, while the materials were specifically chosen to mimic the colors and textures of the rock face bluff that extends to the coral beach.  The semi-earthen structure will provide geothermal conditioning of pool water and thermal mass of concrete structure.”

text&images: http://www.archdaily.com

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