La Tourelle Ocean View Villas, Mauritius by WATG
Description from WATG : The challenge was to design villas on the steep Tamarin Mountain that would blend into the site allowing for breathtaking views of the ocean from each room. Care needed to be taken to limit the impact on the environment and create tropical elegant villas that embodied Mauritian living. WATG used a design approach that enhances the beauty of the site by creating architecture that is sympathetic to its surroundings and follows the site’s natural contours. The architectural style embodies the essence of Mauritian living with a contemporary design that incorporates the use of traditional materials including local stone, slate and wood. The walls around the villas are designed with black lava rock indigenous to the region.