Windbreak Villa (now Uxue) is ‘a home shaped by the wind’. Located in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the coastal site is a kiteboarding paradise.

Project Name: Windbreak Villa
Studio Name: Blee Halligan Architects
Project Size: 3750 ft2
Site Size: 4000 m2
Completion Date: 2019
Building Levels: 3
Location: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Photography: Sarah Blee

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The owners are avid kiteboarders. A strong and steady north-easterly trade wind hits this coast for the majority of the year.

©Sarah Blee

The wind is an asset for cooling in summer months, but at other times it needs tempering. This is also the Atlantic hurricane belt.

©Sarah Blee

The house is therefore designed as a robust filter to the wind. Staggered, groyne-like walls offer pockets of shade to poolside terraces and angled, gill-like slot windows ease wind into the home.

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