Friday, August 18, 2006

Bonus Bone: Hix Island House

La Casita

Casa Triangular - The Studio

Casa Redonda - Loft 4

“La Casona” (The Grand House) at Hix Island House

My husband and I got married last year and for our honeymoon we wanted to go somewhere very chilled out and beautiful. One of our top choices was the Hix Island House on the island of Vieques, built by the architect John Hix. What attracted us to this place was the beautiful, modern architecture and how it interacts with the natural landscape. Hix strives to make his buildings fit with nature. Ecology is also important at Hix Island House. Solar panels augment the electricity and hot water. The waste water from showers and sink basins is collected and flows out to feed guavas, bananas, papayas, and lemons.

It really does look like you become one with nature. What a perfect way to relax and regroup!

For these reasons, I, Porcelain, declare this a Design Boner.

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