Hawaii Residence

Inspired in part by the traditional architecture of the Polynesian Islands, this Hawaii Residence is a seamless blend of the modern and the local. It sits in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, where Uncrate favorites Olson Kundig imagined a series of pavilions that make up a single home. As is common on the islands, the living spaces are on the upper floors so as to provide protection from the elements and vistas of the Pacific. Lava stone is used on the ground floor to anchor the buildings visually, the interior exposes the structural beams, and a combination of movable wooden screens and operable roof flaps provide both ventilation and shade. It's finished with a long lap pool that visually connects the main home to the pool house across the yard.

Photos: Benjamin Benschneider / Olson Kundig

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