Renderings: Bjarke Ingels Group
Bjarke Ingels Group stings us right in the heart with a new honeycomb-facade residential building in The Bahamas.
The aptly named Honeycomb will be located in Albany, a luxury resort community owned by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. The project is also known as the Marina Residences.
Rising in front of the resort’s central plaza, the building will feature a hexagonal bee-cell facade, with summer kitchens and a pool sunken into the balcony of each unit.
The residences will range from two-bedroom units to seven-bedroom penthouses, each with views of the ocean.
“Our design is driven by an effort to maximize the enjoyment of the abundant natural qualities of Albany in The Bahamas: the landscape, the sea and the sun,” Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG, said in a statement. “Our honeycomb façade functionally supports the pools, making them sink into the terrace floor, and provides spectacular sight lines while maintaining privacy for each residence.”
Honeycomb is scheduled to break ground this summer and open in the first half of 2016.
Albany is partnering with New Valley, LLC and Douglas Elliman to build and market the homes.
The new building by the notorious BIG is the second expansion phase of the Marina Residences. The first phase consisted of three six-story towers designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, Gwathmey Siegel and HKS Architects. Those three buildings are slated for completion in 2014.
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