At the north west corner of St. Martin, the smallest piece of land (37 sq.miles) that harbor’s two different countries is found the bay of Anse Marcel. Protected by a series of hills from the trade winds you find a carefully manicured grounds on which the hotel Le Domaine stands.
On a little corner of the gardens between the pool, the beach and the dinning room a long corridor covered by a white aluminum awning takes you to the gentlemen and ladies facilities. The corridor ends in an all white court symmetrically composed that serves as foyer to the all grey ceramic bathrooms.
The dark wood indigenous sculpture over the white walls ground and figure composition play inverse to the cylindrical white sink imposed to the dark ceramics.
Later during the day I return to the bathroom to realize that the aluminum white ceiling shut down to protect from the sudden rain that just started. I kept fixed to the awning thinking -:), isn't Jean Nouvel's L'Institut du Monde Arabe breathtaking mechanized wall but this very simple louver ceiling sure does the job.