House For Retreat Conceptual Design After Covid-19

September 22 19:39 2021
By Gary Kittredge

Location: Crab Cay, Great Exuma, Bahamas. This private island will host 354 residences, a world-class hotel and marina, fine restaurants, a destination spa, sports and fitness facilities, shopping, and water sports. Studio KHORA inspiration is to create a new design concept in the COVID era.

There’s no denying that the emergence of COVID-19 has caused a tectonic shift in the world order with emphasis on clean air, open spaces, and a reduced risk of infection. The permanency of remote jobs creates new connections to our homes, both physical and mental. Far more than mere living spaces, we have found new ways to work, study, exercise, play, and entertain. New design priorities have emerged from the pandemic, such as orientation to the sun, air quality, ventilation, an abundance of natural daylight, dedicated work-at-home spaces, and flexible layouts.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many top Miami architects have oriented contemporary houses north/south to block direct sunlight and solar gain with balconies and roof extensions. Studio KHORA is proposing an east/west orientation to allow natural sunlight to reach deeply into the house to reduce bacteria and virus strength and dispersion. Sunlight also regulates our circadian cycle, which affects our mood. The ultraviolet rays of natural daylight in the space effectively prevent the spread of unwanted microorganisms. Motorized window blinds and shades balance the interior lighting and reduce the effects of unwanted glare.   

Enter the House for Retreat, with its cozy, relaxing ambiance, finished to high standards. These contemporary houses are located at the end of Crab Cay to provide maximum privacy and views to both sides of the island. Tropical breezes create natural ventilation with constant air exchange throughout the dwelling. The comfortable, healthy, and pleasant surroundings, free of distractions, are conducive to a clear and focused mind and improved productivity.


Studio KHORA has its genesis from Rex Nichols Architects, a Top 50 Coastal Architectural firm in the United States for the past six consecutive years by Ocean Home Magazine. Our primary focus is to provideCONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIOR DESIGN for luxury waterfront homes in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, New York, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Cape Cod, Bahamas, and Dubai.

Previously known as Rex Nichols Architects, founded in 1985, RNA achieved world-wide recognition and 11 American Institute of Architects awards.

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