Brillhart Structure collaborates with Darren Sawyer for pavilion-like Bahamas dwelling

Miami-based Brillhart Structure consulted on the design of a pavilion-like island dwelling within the Bahamas with native architects Garth and Darren Sawyer.

Composed of six pavilions overlooking Pink Sands Seaside on Harbour Island, the home was accomplished in 2022 with Brillhart appearing because the design marketing consultant and Darren Sawyer serving because the undertaking architect and Garth Sawyer because the architect of file.

The pavilion-like house is within the Bahamas

The 6,700-square foot (620-square metre) dwelling combines vernacular references with parts of tropical modernism on a sloping web site that includes greater than 70 mature palm timber.

Organized on the location’s highest level, every room is held inside its personal construction, every responding in its personal technique to the island’s diversified local weather.

Gabled roof and sliding floor-to-ceiling glazing and shutters on Bahamas house by Brillhart and Garth Sawyer
It was designed by architects Garth Sawyer and Darren Sawyer with session by Brillhart Structure

“Every house gives distinct experiential qualities formed by the speedy atmosphere surrounding it,” stated princiap Melissa Brillhart, citing orientations, views, landscapes, micro-climates, gentle and the breeze.

All circulation takes place on exterior walkways or bridges, offering ample views of the ocean.

Indoor-outdoor room with white shutters at Bahamas beach house by Brillhart
All circulation takes place on exterior walkways or bridges

“The inseverable architectural expertise of dwelling each in and out always is actually the focus of and central design thought behind this undertaking,” the group advised Dezeen.

The vernacular gabled pavilions are clad in western purple cedar shingles and have uncovered rafters and pavilions like close by cottages, however use structurally insulated panels and tongue-and-groove cypress decking for local weather management and hurricane-rated power.

Central courtyard with lush vegetation and gabled roofs on pavilions
The stucco pavilions are organized round a courtyard

The stucco pavilions with copper detailing are organized round a courtyard – a tropical brush backyard with a pool and lounge space – to guard it from the sturdy offshore winds.

Generally known as the Ocean Room, the beach-facing pavilion gives panoramic views of the ocean by means of 16 sand-colored operable shutters that seize the breeze and supply shelter from the rain.

White kitchen under gabled roof with timber bar stools
The kitchen and eating space are positioned in a lined open-air pavilion

The kitchen and eating space are in a lined open-air pavilion, whereas separate buildings comprise en suite bedrooms, a lounge, media room and indoor kitchen and eating room.

The rooms characteristic vaulted ceilings starting from 15 toes to 26 toes (4.5 metres to 4.9 metres) in peak and sliding doorways and operable home windows, bringing pure gentle into every house and displaying the encompassing panorama.

Living room with geometric shelving unit
A separate construction holds the lounge

The interiors are outlined by pure supplies and an earth-toned palette with white partitions, gentle wood flooring, cherry millwork and regionally made, white concrete counter tops.

“Your entire undertaking is a testomony to the craft and resourcefulness of the native builder,” Brillhart stated.

On the jap aspect, a picket walkway leads down the hill to the seashore, and on the western aspect, the jungle panorama is extra prevalent.

“Given the lengthy and slender nature of the lot, a separate two-bedroom visitor cottage was positioned on the decrease a part of the location, designed to soak up the encompassing lush and tropical vegetation,” the group stated.

Gabled roof on beach house by Brillhart
Pure supplies characterise the interiors all through

Based in Florida in 2007, Brillhart Structure is run by Jacob and Melissa Brillhart whose work ranges from residential and industrial tasks to design-build tasks, exhibitions, and analysis.

Additionally on Harbor Island, Chad Oppenheim constructed himself a secluded seashore getaway on a sandy dune in 2017.

The pictures is by Brillhart Structure and Stephen Goettlicher.

Undertaking credit:

Builder: Higgs Development
Design marketing consultant: Brillhart Structure
Native architect of file: Garth Sawyer, Darren Sawyer (Undertaking architect)
Panorama marketing consultant: Nielsen Panorama Architects, Tyler Nielsen