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Private Paradise

The Project

Local construction techniques are utilized in the design such as poured-in-place reinforced concrete frame and floors with masonry wall in-fill.

This house, located at Ambergis Caye, Belize, sits at sea level and is designed to take full advantage of the ocean views as well as rainwater collection. Large windows and doors open to the sea and prevailing breezes. Local construction techniques are utilized in the design such as poured-in-place reinforced concrete frame and floors with masonry wall in-fill. Stucco is used for interior and exterior surfaces to contrast with exposed timber roof trusses and ceilings. All finished flooring is ceramic tile. Rainwater is collected from the roof and piped into a cistern below the entire house providing a continuous supply of domestic water.

This house was the featured project in the August 2011 newsletter of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. To view the article click on:http://www.aianova.org/BLAST/5-8.html

Click on the link to view the house as featured in the blog of the Piedmont Virginian Magazine:
http://blog.piedmontvirginian.com/2012/01/06/local-architects-work-featured-in-ambergris-caye-belize/

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