AW(e) House

Architecture

Dominica, West Indies

Aw(e) House is located on the slopes of Mt. Diablotins, in the Syndicate Area of North-Western Dominica, Caribbean.

HM Design conducted detailed environmental site analysis and prepared schematic master site plan for a 14-acre mountain site, site and building study models, and detailed design architectural floor plans, elevations and sections for a 1,500ft2 Owners House and 1,000ft2 Guest House. The terms of reference was for HM Design to facilitate the project from inception to completion. The owner had been collecting discarded and abandoned materials and HM Design worked with local builder Clem Frederick, a master-craftsman at using recycled and re-used building materials. Other amenities include a demonstration permaculture farm with greenhouses, a caretaker’s house and rope bridge.