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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
Inhabitat favorite Foster and Partners  designed these gorgeous eco-friendly residences for a community called Banyan Tree Corniche Bay  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.
The luxurious eco-residences  were designed as part of a masterplan for the Banyan Tree Corniche Bay  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  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 . 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.
Via eVolo 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/20/foster-partners-unveil-huge-carbon-neutral-park-for-hong-kong/
 Banyan Tree Corniche Bay: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Projects/1465/Default.aspx
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/06/foster-partners-design-undulating-eco-villas-for-mauritius/corniche-bay-eco-friendly-residences-2/
 luxurious eco-residences: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/03/stunning-kona-residence-features-reclaimed-wood/
 Banyan Tree Corniche Bay: http://en.wikiarquitectura.com/index.php?title=Banyan_Tree_Corniche_Bay
 undulating roofs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/08/25/foster-partners-unveils-energy-efficient-bank-for-buenos-aires/
 rainwater collection systems: http://inhabitat.com../tag/rainwater-collection
 + Foster and Partners: http://www.fosterandpartners.com
 eVolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/ecofriendly-residences-in-corniche-bay-mauritius-foster-and-partners/
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