Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects

Architects: Olson Kundig Architects
Location: Big Island, Hawaii
Photo courtesy: Paul Warchol Photography
Description:

Motivated by conventional Balinese royal residences and sanctuaries, this house sits on a lovely projection of uncovered magma.

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Tropical configuration ideas and time-respected building practices were utilized to fit the house actually into its setting.

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The magma base grapples the house to the site, while the rooftop planes seem to buoy in the sky.

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Wide shades shield the inside from the sun, while sliding window dividers open to unite inside and outside and cool the house utilizing existing breezes.

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A stream of solidified magma goes through the site and typically unites the house to critical Pacific society wellsprings of vitality; the mountains and the ocean.

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