Oscar Imbert is one of the Dominican Republic's most renowned architects and his Dominican Republic vacation home is every boy's (and many girl's) dream. An almost whimsical place that immediately made me think of Swiss Family Robinson. However, the home is much more than that! It is classic Oscar Imbert because it showcases his trademark style: a daring melange of hurricane resistant and eco-friendly style based on native Taino Indian designs and peasant Spanish or campesino style melded with classic Spanish architectural heritage.
Oscar Imbert is noted for his high roofs, bright colors and tall wooden doors that only hint about what lay behind them.
He is well known for bringing palm-thatched roofs back into fashion when designed the striking Punta Cana International Airport in 1983. His trademark is showcased here.
Special thanks to Jorge Aguayo of Aguayo Tiles who made this opportunity possible.