The scope of this project was to design a residential unit in the tropical Florida climate. It was important to propose ideas that would take advantage of passive cooling, distant views and provide a sensible organization that maximized the use of the site.

This construct was designed to allow breezes to enter in the front of the house and travel through all spaces and levels before exiting the rear of the house. The overall organization was to allow expansion from the “layered tube” design that would provide intimate spaces for particular functions. The materiality and landscaping is designed to blend into the surrounding area, and the site is organized into smaller zones that can each cater to different outdoor activities. All areas of the site have a connection to the prevailing views of the ocean.

Instructor:M. Halflants
Course: Tropical Architecture, University of South Florida
Completed: Summer 2008 – 10 weeks