architectscubed inc

'Shoestring'

Located on the West Coast of Barbados, the conceptual simplicity and the architectural language characterizing 'Shoestring' are an unmistakable response to historically prevalent local typological circumstances. Set against a backdrop of towering trees and aquamarine sea, the composition of this single-family beach house celebrates Barbados' vernacular wooden Chattel house by placing it on an elevated masonry ground plane while preserving the layers of privacy, typical in this iconic typology.