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Casa Kimball / Rangr Studio

  • Architects: Rangr Studio
  • Location: Cabrera, Dominican Republic
  • Architects: Rangr Studio
  • Design Team: Jasmit Singh Rangr, Eivind Karlsen, Josh Weiselberg
  • Construction: Paradise Investments, Rolando Widman
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Hilary Ferris White

© Hilary Ferris White © Hilary Ferris White © Hilary Ferris White © Hilary Ferris White

From the architect. A New York based client commissioned Rangr Studio to design a Caribbean get-away large enough to accommodate his family and groups of friends. Located on the rural North coast of the Dominican Republic, the design sought to create a contemporary house within the basic construction means and materials locally available. The structures are reinforced concrete, clad with a local Coral stone. The windows, made by local carpenters with a dense hardwood, pivot on automobile wheel bearings.

© Hilary Ferris White
© Hilary Ferris White

The buildings are designed to protect from views of neighboring lots, heightening the experience of the vast horizon beyond. The interior spaces merge with exterior, and allow cooling ocean breezes under shade from the sun, eliminating the need for air conditioning. A 45m long infinity edge pool creates a seamless edge of water in front of the ocean, hiding terraces at cliff edge that allow the experience of the ocean's roar as waves break on the cliff face below.

© Hilary Ferris White
© Hilary Ferris White
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