Monday, November 22, 2010

Bermudian Architecture: Pretty, Practical and Green

Bermudian architecture is not only beautiful, and a unique hallmark of the island, but also practical and green.  At first glance one notices the pristine white roofs and pastel colored exteriors - both full of utility.  The white roofs are pointed and slatted in order to collect rainwater, since rain is the only fresh water supply on the island.  The pastel painted walls are actually stone which is the most practical building material to shield from tropical storms.  Durable Bermudian limestone, used here for the front steps, is another common multi purpose building material.