About the project
The foundation is planned and constructed to withstand a Hurricane category 4
25 single foundation elements are like a claw to stick to the ground:
each tube is going 3 feet down to the ground of the island (solid coral rock island)
the water-resistent tubes are ribbed and uncrackable, the ribs interlock inside and outside with the cement
each tube was filled with a cement floor (only using sweet water - not salt water) to keep it dry from the ground
then the post came in, perfectly aligned with the other posts
inside the tubes, a perfect concrete mix of sand, conch shell and sweet water build a massive and dry basement
outside the tubes, again a massive cement block interlocks with the tubes and provides horizontal and vertical stability
The floor of the beach house is 5 feet above the ground
These are some early stages. Of course the whole footing got perfectly leveled and knee braced in all directions.
This is the way, how everything gets out to the island
Everything is done manually:
No machines, no barge, always protecting the environment, the Mangroves and the Coral Reef!
Each single piece of the house is carried by hand. From the dock on the mainland to the boat and from the boat to the island. I want to keep the island as it is: natural!
Building of the dock in the lagoon - with the natural materials of the island
It took four more months to complete everything