Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Location: Mustique,
Project Area: 20,000 sqf
Location: 2010
Photographs: Tom Arban

50 years ago, Lord Glenconner created a private island sanctuary for those who were tired of the usual holday destinations. The island of Mustique is located in the Grenadines, West Indies and now has 9 pristine beaches and 74 villas including Taliesin.

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Designed by , the Taliesin residence is situated on a steep slope. The 20,000 square foot residence includes a gym, pool, spa, and activity rooms. The residence takes full advantage of its beautiful site allowing for an open-air lifestyle while providing luxurious seclusion and privacy. As a result, the main living space is organized to maximize the view of the ocean, and the living room, dining room, and kitchen all look out over the sea.

Wide eaves for the residence give protection from the sun and rain. As there is no ground water on Mustique, all water is collected from the roofs. Consequently, the protective roof is of great symbolic value and of practical importance.

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The stunning roof gardens and exposed interior and exterior space creates a one of a kind island experience.

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Cite: "Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects" 19 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=255256>

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    I simply cannot understand how the descriptive text for this project has no reference to FLW.

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    I love all the floating roofs and trellises. I get a little lost in the sea of columns in the opening image, they don’t balance visually with the horizontal lines; an effect mastered by its namesake. Otherwise, great spaces and amazing site.

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