For this site perched above Kaunaoa Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island, design inspiration came from the clients’ affinity for modern art and architecture and their desire to capture Hawaii’s warm sense of aloha in a seaside home to share with extended family. Finding modernity within this coastal community’s strict traditional guidelines was a point of emphasis. The resulting interpretation of the traditional, close-knit, Hawaiian kauhale settlement is an elevated version of the island’s laid-back style, driven by restraint and understatement while designed for tropical livability.
An architectural pool forms the axis for organizing seven separate modern tropical pavilions totaling 6,700 square feet. All of the pavilions were arranged for their purpose for living on this property and were integrated with the water elements: the ocean beyond, the reflecting pools and the swimming pool. The dining pavilion floats in a reflecting pool in the middle of it all. The pavilions are constructed with steel and glass doors, coral cladding on corner columns, and are linked by outdoor gardens and spaces that act as corridors to create a village atmosphere. These transitional spaces add a gracious quality to the home and provide a unifying synergy between the pavilion structures, tropical plantings, large-scale stone exterior elements and the site’s coastal views. Additional exterior materials include copper shingles, cedar eaves, and integral color plaster and limestone pavers.
▼7个独立的凉亭与海洋和水池元素和谐地融为一体，seven separate modern tropical pavilions were integrated with the ocean beyond, the reflecting pools and the swimming pool
▼阶梯状的天花板是对麻喏巴歇艺术元素的直接引用，the stepped ceilings of the outdoor and dining pavilions are a direct reference to the ancient Majapahit artistic sensibilities
While the home boasts minimal finishes, a tasteful collection of natural materials were selected for their architectural compatibility, durability and easy maintenance. Warm-toned woods (local ‘ōhi‘a wood for cabinetry, clear western red cedar for ceilings and beams, teak for doors) complement sand-grained veneer plaster and travertine stone floors. Easily maintained finishes and floors that welcome bare feet reinforce the “aloha factor.”
室内设计师Jacques St. Dizier还将陈旧的手工艺品改造为全新的现代装饰物。用餐亭内摆放着一张由三英寸厚的树干制成的独特餐桌，其底部还设有一个青铜底座。客厅内的咖啡桌则是由一对来自中国的、有着百年历史的木门打造而成。
The retrofitting effect, restyling an older artifact into a new modern furnishing, was something used by interior designer Jacques St. Dizier. Within the dining pavilion, an artisan-fabricated dining table made from a three-inch piece of sliced tree trunk atop a bronze base anchors the space. In the living room, a coffee table was made from a pair of centuries-old Chinese doors.
▼精心布置的艺术装饰品，well-displayed collection of Oceanic art line the walls of the home
The design incorporates cultural cues from ancient Polynesian culture, referencing the homeowners’ years of living in Tahiti. The stepped ceilings of the outdoor and dining pavilions are a direct reference to the ancient Majapahit artistic sensibilities, while the large stacked basalt stone fountain wall upon entry to the home was inspired from the Micronesian island of Nan Madol. The circular stone “well-spring” fountain serves as the axis mundi or “spiritual center” of the home. In the master hale, a white-bronze headboard designed with a Polynesian motif allows the master bed to float centrally between lanai, study, sitting and dressing rooms. Well-displayed collection of Oceanic art line the walls of the home.
▼堆叠在入口处的玄武岩喷泉墙壁， the large stacked basalt stone fountain wall upon entry to the home
▼圆形的“泉井”构成了住宅的轴心和精神内核，the circular stone “well-spring” fountain serves as the axis mundi or “spiritual center” of the home
Architect: de Reus Architects
Interior Design: Jacques St. Dizier
Landscape Architecture: David Tamura