Experience matters, and with over 35 years’ in the architectural game, and thirteen of those working alongside Lang Walker, Keith Lambert knows what it takes to design and deliver on a world class project.
Throughout the duration of construction, Lambert worked collaboratively with consultants, project managers and site managers to ensure Kokomo Private Island encapsulate its intended vision, and deliver efficient building design that maximised the usable and functional space.
Upon completion of the exterior and interior design concepts Keith was tasked with sourcing sustainable building materials, selecting an array of local plantation timbers, stone from the island (and surrounding islands) and craft building materials; that unified traditional and contemporary design.
Q: How do you balance contemporary design with traditional Fijian nuances?
A: Local materials were used to construct the Beachfront Villas and Luxury Residences with traditional Fijian techniques such as thatching used for the villas and weaved throughout the resort. The Residences are more contemporary in design, while ustilising local shingles on the roof, in keeping with the island.
Q: What was your design concept for the Luxury Residences?
A: The size of the accommodation represents the emerging trend of the multigenerational traveller, the Luxury Residences have been scaled to cater to large families. Every bedroom is king size with an adjoining bathroom so when you’re in your room it feels like it’s your own personal oasis. The other rooms had to be in proportion and provide that sense of space that would allow between 6 – 12 people to live comfortably.