Alys Beach, Florida
4,000 Sq. Ft.
The project took precedent from the dense courtyard archetypes of Antigua and Guatemala while capturing the aesthetics of Bermuda envisioning pure white-washed structures silhouetted by/against the cobalt sea off the Florida Coast.
Simple wood elements of railing windows and doors were expressed in contrast into the pure white mass.
Architectural elements such as the buttresses of the piano nobile, not only block the intense South Florida sun, but radiate light back into the space, illuminating the materials within.
Building to the street on two sides creates a “Gateway” from the sea to the town.