Caribbean architecture has many variants. Although Colonial or Victorian architecture are present in many Caribbean islands, new and modern architecture has also come alive with interesting forms. You can see two examples of this by the pictures I made and show here.
I photographed the one at the top in Casa de Campo Resort & Villa. This amazing house was design by A-Cero Joaquín Torres & Rafael LLamazares from Spain (https://a-cero.com/mies_portfolio/house-in-dominican-republic/). The curved roofs were design too look like waves, thus the name of the property, Villa Ola (Wave Villa). All of its 6 rooms are ocean view. This architecture is what can be considered modern because of its simple, plain and linear elements.
The second image I photographed in the nothern coast of the Dominican Republic. This is Playa Grande Beach Club. This design was by architect Sarah Garcia (http://estudiosarahgarcia.com/#/beach-club-playa-grande/). This is also an ocean front property. As you can see, the exterior is mostly made out ot wood, totally different than Vill Ola. The distinctive full-lengh veranda is the most common traight of this colonial architecture.
Finally, in these photos I took of Casa Kimball by architect Jasmit Rangr (http://www.rangr.com/projects.html#pid=1), the simple and linear lines come alive (with the same material as Villa Ola it seems) but with much more room in this two story house. The views from the second floor are just spectacular. It took me 2 days to photograph this house and I wasn’t done when I left.
As you can see by these examples of the photos I have made, the Dominican Republic architecture is rich in design from north to shouth.
Thiago da Cunha
All photos @ by Thiago da Cunha