Warding Off Weather
Designing a way to protect against storms—even hurricanes—was the most challenging aspect of building Wali Nikiti. So the couple looked to boating materials for a solution. Roll-down screens—similar to those found on boat decks and designed by Doyle Sailmakers BVI—offer protection from light rain, wind, and sunlight. For more threatening, hurricane-like conditions, the company also developed a system using the same material found in trampolines. "It blocks 95 percent of rain, wind, and flying objects," says Davide. "It's amazing."