Schoolhouse Island Residence Yankeetown, FL

 

 

AIA Gainesville Honor Award, 2009

 

Schoolhouse Island Residence is a proposal for sustainable living on Florida’s nature coast — the archipelago and salt mash characterizing western Levy County. The project expands vernacular traditions by expressing the integration of current materials, technologies and lifestyle toward a new indigenous architecture. The client has developed a vision for occupying the site with a large extended family with supportive social spaces, sleeping pavilions that connect to the landscape and integration of responsive sustainable technologies. The seven acre Schoolhouse Island gained its name distinction in the early 20th Century when the area was dominated by turpentine, logging and later phosphate industries — the local schoolhouse was located on the island.