Graham Downes Architecture, Inc.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
In contrast to the traditional colonial influenced houses in Jamaica that break from the earth and stand as objects, the design of this estate will be based on a direct response to the foliage and expansiveness of the site.
The positive identifications of ‘craftsman’ to be incorporated into the language are:
High ratio of covered outdoor space to indoor conditioned space, large overhangs to minimize heat gain in the house and porches, hand or craft built interiors and details that relate warm space to natural environment, merge nature site and house, natural stone bases.