BROOKLYN 20 Jay Street, Suite 1110, Brooklyn, NY 11201HONOLULU 3007 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96815 (212) 358 8380

Cotton Bay Resort

Location: Eleuthera, Bahamas
Program: Hospitality & Residential
Size: 329,000 SF
Status: Design Completed, 2016

To celebrate the site’s geology and exposed coral shelf, the scheme presents architecture as sheltering landform with small, shuttered boxes perched atop an artificial ground-plane. This composition allows the public and front of house uses to be non-building, landscape features that reflect the fluid curves of the island. The fractured, faceted lines of the pools and terraces reinterpret the site geometries. Light filters through the dynamic interstices between these commingled natural and constructed elements, operating, at the scale of both large, framed apertures and fine grained perforations, as material, texture, guide, and performance.