Stunning Hawaiian Residence Features Cyclone of Reclaimed Wood

by , 09/03/10

eco residence, hawaii, belzberg architects, reclaimed wood, green building, sustainable architecture

A gesture inspired by Hawaiian tradition, local basket weaving served as the muse for the incredible entrance, which evokes the feeling of customary gift giving upon arrival, characteristic of the islands. But technology and sustainability were also key points in the construction — the entrance to the pavilion was designed with 3D modeling software and fabricated with CNC machinery from reclaimed teak and railroad tracks. Moreover, landscaping around the house uses a lava rock cut directly from site, providing a beautiful contrast against the dark brown wood.

From the ceilings to the screens, CNC cut wood is used throughout the home, and the material presents an abstract interpretation of the traditional Hawaiian carvings. The home has been designed around a central corridor, which connects the guest rooms to the main living area, media room, outdoor patio and master suite. And with a clear and open plan, and large overhanging roof eaves, the home takes full advantage of the island’s natural breezes, which keep the interior cool and comfortable.

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