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Overlooking coastal anchialine ponds where ancient Hawai’ians raised fish, this 13,497-square-foot home for an extended family was designed so that all its major living spaces capture views of Uluweuweu Bay and Kikaua Point. The name Wai’olu comes from the Hawai’ian words wai (fresh water) and olu (pleasant) and means cool, attractive, soft, and ge...
Project name
Wai'olu Residence
Architecture firm
de Reus Architects
Location
North Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Photography
Joe Fletcher
Set atop a hardened lava flow with views of sky, sun, and water, this family compound strikes a balance between modernity and tradition. Old and new ebb and flow through a simple composition of small structures linked by a lush courtyard and a series of walkways and patios.
Project name
Makani’ Eka
Architecture firm
Walker Warner Architects
Location
The Big Island, Hawaii
Photography
Matthew Millman
Situated alongside a lava flow dating from 1801 on the leeward coast of Hawaii, this 10,361-square-foot residence was designed as a modern interpretation of indigenous island architecture and a way to connect the occupants to nature, the region, and its culture. Rather than orienting the house directly to the view, the home’s living spaces are set...
Project name
Kohala Coast Residence
Architecture firm
de Reus Architects
Location
The Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Photography
Matthew Millman