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The Shells

Six Villa's wíth a view - on the Seychelles!

The site for these six villas is located on the Seychelles and offers a fantastic view over the bay. The design concept that resembles a shell evolved around our investigation of the traditional building methods in this region. The thatched roof asks for soft free form volumes and the frequent rain falls require large roof stands.

The timber construction below is arranged on a polar grid but else it is facetted and secondary members are all straight. We wanted to have all rooms, from the shower to the living room, to have great views of the sea, leading to a linear floor plan approach.

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