Beran Indies Trader Waterman's Resort
The Beran Indies Trader Waterman’s Resort is a self-sustaining island resort, located in the remote Marshall Island chain in the South Pacific off the coast of Papua New Quinea. The resort strives to be 100% carbon neutral and offer a model of ecologic design, that uses the best of modern 21st century green technology in a simple low tech and accessible manner incorporating indigenous local culture and local resources. All of the resorts structures will be prefabricated offsite and assembled on the island with minimal impact to the ecosystem.
The island resort will be powered using various methods of energy generation from solar thermal and electric to tidal and wind as intermittent systems, combined with reliable alcohol and bio fuel generators,using coconut husk and palm leaves as a fuel source, which will power air compressors. Air is stored in black painted compressed air tanks where pressure is compounded by thermal expansion. Pressurized air powers, micro turbine generators on site to provide electricity to the facilities for air driven villas.
Other features include 100% rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, advanced battery storage technology and water purification and black water treatment using aqua culture and hydroponic natural bio digesters and ponds.
Incorporating tropical vernacular architecture in a contemporary manner, a large tent like structure over the open air-dining terrace is raised above the villa roofs to accommodate natural ventilation and heat exhaust. The particular tensile roof material proposed has been used extensively in tropical environments and high wind areas and is mold and mildew resistant while providing for a quiet and clean roof material for rain water harvesting. The bedrooms have folding retractable wooden and glass doors and sliding wooden louvers to facilitate natural ventilation. The interior will be appointed with sustainable natural green building materials that are healthy and non- toxic.