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Foster + Partners Design Undulating Eco Villas for Mauritius

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 6, 2010 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Inhabitat favorite Foster and Partners [1] designed these gorgeous eco-friendly residences for a community called Banyan Tree Corniche Bay [2] in Mauritius back in 2006. The plan calls for discreet and environmentally-sensitive homes that integrate harmoniously with the lush landscape. The project makes use of indigenous materials and features beautiful undulating roofs — we just wish it was a reality and not just a concept.

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The luxurious eco-residences [4] were designed as part of a masterplan for the Banyan Tree Corniche Bay [5] development in La Gaulette, on the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. Foster and Partners worked in collaboration with d’Unienville & Associates Architects Ltd to design the homes, which would have views of Morne Brabant, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The homes feature undulating roofs [6] that allow for natural ventilation and cross breezes, and they would be constructed from indigenous materials that are mostly recyclable. Additionally, the homes would feature energy-efficient design, roof-mounted photovoltaics, and rainwater collection systems [7]. Designed to harmoniously blend in with the lush environment while retaining a contemporary look, the residences also feature pockets of tropical vegetation within their walls.

+ Foster and Partners [8]

Via eVolo [9]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/20/foster-partners-unveil-huge-carbon-neutral-park-for-hong-kong/

[2] Banyan Tree Corniche Bay: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Projects/1465/Default.aspx

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/06/foster-partners-design-undulating-eco-villas-for-mauritius/corniche-bay-eco-friendly-residences-2/

[4] luxurious eco-residences: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/03/stunning-kona-residence-features-reclaimed-wood/

[5] Banyan Tree Corniche Bay: http://en.wikiarquitectura.com/index.php?title=Banyan_Tree_Corniche_Bay

[6] undulating roofs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/08/25/foster-partners-unveils-energy-efficient-bank-for-buenos-aires/

[7] rainwater collection systems: http://inhabitat.com../tag/rainwater-collection

[8] + Foster and Partners: http://www.fosterandpartners.com

[9] eVolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/ecofriendly-residences-in-corniche-bay-mauritius-foster-and-partners/

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