This new build courtyard house provides a home and workspace for a local chef.
Light floods into the house from all directions and the top floor has a large covered outdoor living space that can be used in any weather. The internal courtyard further allows for natural ventilation in this tropical climate. this and the large veranda bring the outside into the house making it feel very open and breezy.
The courtyard acts as a divider between private and business parts of the house as the house includes two kitchens for the professional chef
The house is east west orientated in order to take advantage of the prevailing winds. Most of the windows have a traditional louver component which also eliminated the need for air conditioning. The roofs are inverted butterfly roofs to allow for collection of rainwater into the cistern below.