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The Architects Incorporated

Historically the development of architecture in the Bahamas is mainly in response to the sub-tropical climate which has had to combat intense sunlight and sometimes high wind and rain. Valuable lessons can be learned from the architecture of the past. Such as porches, push-out louvred shutters (Bahama shutters), large eave overhangs and so on are common in the traditional architecture of the islands. These elements use shade and the cooling breeze and should be taken into consideration when designing a climate-compatible, but also effective economy-minded (air-conditioning) building.
 
In our opinion, a synthesis between the technological advances in modern construction and the time-honoured wisdom displayed in the old island buildings, is needed. A common ground should be forged between past responses to design and present technology.
 
 

Beach Retreat

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The solutions of the past that include a common sense approach to issues of climate, adjacency ans site, along with recent advances in building, can be the starting point in creating a new architectural identity that will  nevertheless be recognized as uniquely Bahamian.

The Architects Incorporated
Planners  - Architects - Interior Designers
Suite 300, Canada Life Building
P.o. Box F-41609
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas
(242)-352-4835
(242)-352-5820 (fax)
darchinc@thearchitectsincorporated.com