Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oh So Sweet In St. Croix

This place, in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, just kicks-ass. It's all about understanding your surroundings, embracing the site and respecting good old mother nature. The design was driven by the clients passion for sailing and the ever changing climate conditions.

The building is literally carved into the earth to help fight against a storm as well as heat and cool more efficiently.

They're basically challenging the weather to try and take it down. Since the area can get hit by some pretty nasty storms the place was designed not only to withstand hurricane force winds but to also be self sufficient. It comes complete with potable water storage and back-up power production. You can also check this out over at my Thursday guest home, Fred Flare.

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