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Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects

  • 01:00 - 19 July, 2012
Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects
Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

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© 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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© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban

Designed by Diamond Schmitt architects, 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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© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban

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

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15 Comments

hungoree · August 13, 2012

#ArchitecturePorn http://t.co/4XzHgxub This is a house I can envision on the islands.

Red Wolf · July 28, 2012

Taliesin http://t.co/lLCCB2Wl #architecture

Zainab Gaafar · July 24, 2012

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Alexander Arismendi · July 20, 2012

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daniella molina · July 20, 2012

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energysavinghouse · July 20, 2012

??????? Taliesin ??????????????????????????????????????????????????... http://t.co/q6iC6ei4

Ocean Seven Roofing · July 20, 2012

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Javier Guiñales · July 20, 2012

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Marcos · July 20, 2012

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qrarq · July 20, 2012

No es el Taliesin de Wright pero nos vale para pasar unas vacaciones / Diamond Schmitt Architects / ArchDaily http://t.co/2KKbiny6

Jon MacDonald · July 19, 2012

Architects who use "Taliesin" in a building name should lose their license: http://t.co/dL6iUZ59

Nancyw Alexander · July 19, 2012

Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects | ArchDaily: Tom Arban Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects Location: Mus... http://t.co/4lO3bTPM

Zaedrus · July 19, 2012

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.

Jessica · July 19, 2012

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

Dave Frazee · July 19, 2012

Hahahah....can they do that? I guess they just did.

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