Casa Solaris

Posted on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 by KiM

Michael Grimm sent along some of his photos that came at the perfect time because I am NOT READY for the 30 cm of snow we are supposed to get and he was complaining about Brooklyn weather. So how about a little virtual trip to Vieques, off Puerto Rico… Designed by architect John Hix, hotel Hix Island House now has a guest house called Casa Solaris, which is entirely run on solar power. The house is designed to take advantage of trade winds, and the concrete is an unexpected contrast to the lush island landscape. The addition of yellow keeps it from being too sterile. 

Jared Hayden says:

As a work of architecture, it's perfectly ugly. That said, I'd give anything to be there right about now…

Timothy Friesen says:

We stayed at the Hix Island House hotel for our honeymoon, and it was heaven! There are five other buildings like Casa Solaris on the property and each one is a work of art. The brutalist concrete architecture actually works in absolute harmony with the natural Caribbean environment. Between the Marimoko bedding, yoga studio,outdoor showers, and delicious complimentary bread and fruit for breakfast, we didn't want to leave. Vieques is the hidden Jewel of the Caribbean and Hix Island House is the place to stay. We can't wait to go back!

KiM says:

@Timothy – SWEET!

Talianko Design Group says:

Stunning use of color and pieces of furniture. It's breathtaking.

Ombia says:

Marimoko bedding? Maybe Marimekko?
Too much concrete, such a beautiful nature and then your balcony looks like ?!
http://www.desiretoinspire.net/storage/allpostphotos/MichaelGrimmHixHousemg-004.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1418174033177

It looks like some of the ugliest socialist Plattenbau! That much about blending with nature

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