Por el lado sobre el que se abre la casa encontramos una amplia terraza cubierta en parte por la misma cubierta que cubre la vivienda. Tanto su superficie construida como la de sus terrazas se mantiene. El primero sigue alojando el acceso peatonal y el estanque, aunque este ya no se comunica con las piscinas principales. Parte de la piscina principal que pues cubierta por la losa de la vivienda y parte al aire libre. Estas dos construcciones especiales quedan abrazadas por las formas de la vivienda.

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Corniche Bay, Republic of Mauritius Introduction Sir Norman Foster presented a project for a series of cabins to be used as a tourist resort. Designed for relaxation and comfort for the occupants, these houses make us dream of fresh and natural luxury design, idyllic holidays with bamboo and timber from a turquoise sea.

Situation The site that inspired this work is none other than Mauritius. Officially the Republic of Mauritius is an island country located in the southwest Indian Ocean, kilometers from the east coast of Madagascar and about 3, kilometers southwest of India. The Banyan Tree Corniche Bay, a complex issue, is as its name suggests. Corniche Bay is in the south west of the island of Mauritius.

The luxury resort will be immersed in the rich tropical vegetation of the area, with an unbeatable view of the mountains of Morne Brabant, a natural site that is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site. The coast that the project will face is one of the most beautiful in the world and is made up of coral reefs. Concept Natural materials, water and vegetation are the dominant elements of the project, whose inspiration in the principles of sustainable architecture is to be understood.

The designers explain this not only in terms of energy saving, but also in terms of its relationship with the natural landscape to accommodate the new structure. The different volumes are connected by corrugated roofing in natural wood, whose geometry allows maximum natural ventilation, in addition to consent to the collection of rainwater for recycling. Moreover, solar energy will be used to allow operation of electric vehicles for shipments within the resort.

We have chosen to use local materials and have highly integrated systems of energy efficiency so that luxury can be transformed into energy self-sufficiency. Spaces The complex also features a spectacular golf course designed by Gary Player, and the Banyan Tree Hotel and Spa, in the resort on the sea. The inspiration for the architecture of the cabins evolved from a single line which is then transformed into an infinite number of curves to reflect the topography of the land.

There are six types of cabins, all connected through the common language of the ceilings, creating a family of uniform design. Among its amenities, the rooms are equipped with individual swimming pools, whirlpools, yoga decks, home theater outside the rooms connected to the main pool, and have a bathroom with sauna and spa, plus rooms for reading and relaxing. Types of Housing Type I1 I1 dwellings are simpler but no less comprehensive.

Its name comes from its simple, single longitudinal axis and a corridor. Its plan area of m2 is bordered by more than m2 in terraces. Under its undulating slab that relates to its neighbors, are placed three complete suite bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room, office, bathroom and courtesy laundry room.

The corridor is divided into 8 modules, including 6 which are the major functional spaces above and 2 smaller spaces that serve as transition. These modules transition between the bedrooms and the areas of daytime activities, one does this through a landscaped courtyard, which ends with a jacuzzi and the other hosting access to a pool of water that communicates well with outdoor pools. On the side on which the house opens, we find a large terrace, partly covered by the same deck that covers the housing.

A small portion of the roof is clear and creates a space independent of the rest of the house, a table for meals may be placed outside and from there you can see the whole house from a different perspective. An auxiliary building houses the offices of the service and a covered porch for vehicles. Type I2 I2 housing type are only a slight variation on I1.

The only changes to its twin sister are manifested in the two bays for smaller transition spaces. The first follows the pedestrian access and hosting the pond, although this is no longer connected to the main pool. At the bottom of this bay, in this case, are the jacuzzi on the terrace front. The second of the transition spaces no longer contains an interior courtyard garden, but in this case contains the main pool of the house that runs from the interior to the exterior dividing the main terrace.

Part of the main pool is covered by the roof of the house and part is outdoors. The two concave perimeters lead to two circular buildings, on the access side of this building is a small roundabout permits maneuvers necessary to vehicles and the side view corresponds to a circular pool.

These two buildings are embraced by the special forms of housing. In the wing that offers its convex side we find the landscape at night with four bedrooms en suite. Each of the bedrooms also has a small private room.

The two wings of the house are related by a movement which runs through the perimeter given to the views and that is actually twice as large inside the house and outside as it is on this side where there is a large covered porch that runs the length of the house from end to end. A small area away from the house hosts the summer dining and offers unique views of the housing.

Type U1 U1 dwellings are, so to speak, more fragmented. Meanwhile, inside the side of access, there is a roundabout to allow vehicles to approach the house. The center of this round coincides with the center of the imaginary range of which the housing is a segment. And in the interior spaces are the same as in the other two houses, organized as spaces of transition. The first entry is a large pond that culminates with a view over the outdoor pool and a terrace or second relaxation space with a jacuzzi.

Between these two areas is the social area of the house while the ends of the house are the bedrooms, one on the side of access and three more from the roof deck. The entire outer perimeter of the fan is, as in other homes, protected by a wing which is under a porch that extends along the entire facade and defines, in part, the other side by the outdoor pool.

Type U2 The U2 homes are a very small variation on the U1. Its surface is the same, as the program develops in its interior. The only differences are found in the access and the pool.

In terms of access, there is not the roundabout approach that allows the vehicles but they must be parked at a distance and the house is accessed by a winding road. The pool this time is moved to the perimeter of the porch area of transition from the covered terrace, with an outdoor pool with deck area and uncovered area. However, down immediately to the ground floor, and having crossed a main gateway, you enter into the space to the house.

This house is actually two houses, or a house and half. Across the central module is the main dwelling, juxtaposed with the different environments, beginning with the kitchen area, dining area, lounge, courtesy laundry and bathroom and followed a second room with some privacy and three bedrooms with their own bathrooms. Altogether this is a house with 4 bedrooms, with the convenience that one of them becomes more independent from the rest separated by a large outdoor space.

We find again in this type of housing the front porch of the house across the way. Structure In its effort to mimic the environment, the housing structure is designed like wooden huts built by the Indians in the wild. Foster dwellings are, however, far from the wild huts. In regard to short vertical enclosures it must be said, the cover is what first draws attention and captures our interest.

It is as rolling, twisty, and organic as the forest that surrounds it. Wooden beams are placed with different inclinations allowing them to create a regulated area. The interior is covered, generating dynamic spaces with different heights and escaping to the outside, bringing the inside in contact with their environment. Materials Due to the isolated situation of Mauritius and also to create a link between the landscape of the place and the new buildings, they were constructed as closely as possible using indigenous materials as far as possible.

These materials also create this link between the island and the nature of housing for the smooth aging buildings and the materials are prepared to withstand the weather conditions in the area. The main material is wood that solves the vast majority structure and covered. Water is the second element that is present in all corners of the project once again promoting the integration of their homes with natural wild.


Banyan Tree Corniche Bay

Zumi These materials also create this link between the island and the nature of housing for the smooth aging buildings and the materials are prepared to withstand the weather conditions in the area. Do you live outside the United States? I agree to receive emails from the site. Come, Sit Down and Li This website uses cookies. Types of Housing Type I1 I1 dwellings are simpler but no less comprehensive.



Hospitality and Leisure Gallery The masterplan is for a discreet and environmentally intelligent architecture that blends harmoniously with the lush and extensive landscape. Green fingers of lush vegetation extend down towards the sea, with a series of contemporary buildings inserted amid tropical plantings to create an architecture that at once responds to the contours of the landscape and recedes into the green totality. Forming a sculptural family, dramatic undulating timber-shingle roofs unify the built elements and reinvent island architecture. Combined, these elements provide an idyllic haven in a luxuriant tropical garden, a pervading sense of tranquillity and luxurious relaxation. Sustainable design principles are at the heart of the architectural approach, ensuring that the masterplan is not only energy efficient, but also helps regenerate the landscape. Built from natural, sustainable materials, the rich organic palette creates a seamless relationship between the buildings and the landscape.


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Goltirisar The Philosophy of Environmental De The concept evolved from a single line that is the starting point for the dynamic curves that categorise the scheme. Forming a sculptural family, dramatic undulating timber-shingle roofs unify the built banyab and reinvent island architecture. Subscribe to get free weekly updates on the latest news on innovation and design. Banyan Tree Corniche Bay What is its character? Privacy Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. From the Architects The masterplan is for a discreet and environmentally intelligent architecture that blends harmoniously with the lush and extensive landscape.

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