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Mandarian Oriental Treetop Villas by Oppenheim

Project: Mandarian Oriental Treetop Villas
Designed by Oppenheim
Estimated completion: 2011
Location: Dellis Cay, Turks & Caicos Islands
A private island in the Turks and Caicos is being transformed into a laboratory of contemporary architecture by visionaries Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield, Carl Ettensperger, Kengo Kuma, Chad Oppenheim and Piero Lissoni. Oppenheim was selected as one of 7 architects to create a series of villas for the Mandarian oriental group. Continue for more after the jump:

The design for the 9 villas emerges from a profound admiration and hyper-sensitivity of Dellis Cay’s unique natural setting. The intention is to integrate nature as a major ingredient of the material palette. Read more on

Tobias Sorensen for ZARA Young April 2010

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