Friday, November 25, 2011

Residence in the Caribbean by Silberstein Architecture

Delray Beach, FL is home to the firm Silberstein Architecture, the folks responsible for this amazing and "green" residence on the Dutch island of Bonaire in the Caribbean.

The home features a soaring, double-height common area that opens to the patio and pool, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. This theme continues through the entire structure, with the creative use of natural elements, such as limestone and wood.

 The home sits in alignment with local trade winds, which helps to create a cross breeze effect, and the rooms orient toward the water views. The environmentally conscious space boasts 48 photovoltaic panels that power all its lighting and an air conditioning compressor. In addition, the water heater provides all the heating for the pool as an underground cistern stores rain water for irrigation.

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