HUALALAI RESIDENCE

Hualalai Resort, Hawaii

This home was conceived as an alternative to the ubiquitous superficial Hawaiian style prevalent in the development. Utilizing a pre-engineered light gauge framing system allowed us to eliminate bearing walls, opening up the spaces to the ocean views and private gardens. A series of stone clad walls direct circulation and define public and private spaces. A main iconic feature, the broken pitch roof (i.e. Dickey roof) is a set requirement for the development however, atypically we set the roof above a continuous band of clerestory windows, allowing it to float and bring in diffuse light throughout the home. The home is devoid of ornamentation and draws its connection to Hawaii through the honesty of the materials. The minimal material palette includes; seagrass limestone flooring, sawn basalt stone veneer walls, reclaimed teak veneer, clear vertical grain cedar.

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