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CompanyNicolas Tye Architects
Lead DesignersNicolas Tye
Design TeamNicolas Tye, Benson Themuka, Piotr Rzonska, Jo Hodson
Project LocationGrand Cayman, Cayman Islands
CreditsLocal Architect, John Doak Architecture
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
Entry Description

Contemporary home with landmark qualities; designed to give the impression of floating structure, like a ship at sea. Mimicking the angles of a ship’s hull and body of the sand, like a structure that has been pushed out from the ground like a plate tectonic ground movement. Side walls are angled at 11.5 degrees to create overhangs to accentuate the nautical aesthetic and provide solar shading. Full-length windows are also polyester powder coated to be hurricane standard. This design provides a seamless transition from land to sea as it incorporates the stunning 360º views of the island