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  7. 2 Houses in Mauritius

2 Houses in Mauritius

  • 01:00 - 21 May, 2012
2 Houses in Mauritius
2 Houses in Mauritius, © Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy
© Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy

© Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy © Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy © Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy © Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pereybere, Mauritius
  • Architects

    Rethink Studio
  • Project Team

    Nitish Chummun, Michael Leclezio, Verity Nesbitt, Yannick Goldsmith
  • Engineers

    Dawn Engineering Ltd.
  • Client

    Private
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Located at the end of the quiet beach of Merville Bay in the north of the island just outside the village of Grand Baie, the site is endowed with filtered views of the tropical lagoon beyond the lush vegetation.

© Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy
© Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy

The Client wanted to make alterations and additions to an existing old stone stables and demolish the existing concrete house adjacent to form two separate occupancies, one to live and the other as a rental property.

© Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy
© Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy

The concept for the project took on the volumes from the existing typography of the detached villas in the vicinity and extrapolated these forms as shells. A strong dialogue between the residences is generated through the use of similar façade panel materials; the "recycled" house in the form of recuperated demolition timbers of various sizes from previous buildings and the "new" from reconstituted timbers in a more uniform sustainable way.

The open plan layouts and the external “skin” of this cladding to the structures meant the buildings perform well in the hot climate while the large openings allow for good cross-ventilation in the main spaces.

© Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy
© Gordon Mackenzie - Kennedy

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Cite: "2 Houses in Mauritius" 21 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/235195/2-houses-in-maurituis-rethink-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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