While staying in Reunion island, you will soon realize that the noun case in Creole does not have the same value for the Reunionese as in the French imagination. If the first cases indeed denominated the huts (or cabins as in Uncle Tom's cabin) allocated to slaves, today this term designates all homes: whether you live in a luxury villa or in a small apartment
, once your day of work is over, you go back à la case, which resembles the exact meaning of the English word "home", the case as a Creole house is part of the cultural heritage of the Reunion island. From the small case in wood and corrugated iron, brightly colored and enlarged as new babies were born, to the mansions of the colonial masters which you can visit
toaday, architecture in Reunion island offers an impressive variety of constructions which all share the poetic roofline frieze and a lush garden around which provides freshness. Contemporary architects were able to revisit this concept and update yesteryear 's know-how to effectively integrate tropical climatic conditions.