Villa Paradiso
Nassau, Bahamas, Island
A Design Competition
Project Team
Thai Architecture on the Bahamas Island. There are a few incompatible facts about the project requirements. The design solution provided an answer to this contradicted situation. Thai Architecture by it's nature is light float and delicate. But the site required a strong structure to withstand the quested wind up to 140 mph. special custom details were designed to accommodate that requirement. The strength of the structure was hidden while the float and lightness of the Thai Architecture was still obtained. The grouping of the complex employed axial relationship, which is the western approach. The project was finally a result of the incompatibles in harmony.
Ongsa Architects Co., Ltd.

Gunter H. Kiss
Competition 1998
Map Project