Tree Top House

Year 2015
Location Oyster Pond SXM
Area 200 m2 / 2.150 sqft
Status Concept Design
A concept based on the new interpretation of the traditional building methods in the Caribbean. A concrete base consisting of a water cistern for storing rainwater for the day to day usage in the home. The main home is situated on this pedistal and consists of a pool in the centre courtyard. All living quarters are organized around this courtyard. The home is extremely protected agains burglary as it's connected by a drawbridge, making it impossible to enter the home when closed. The home parameter is accomodated with traditional wooden louvres that can be closed and will protect the home during possible hurricanes. The house has a rural character and blends into the lush green gardens surrounding it.