This family retreat on Hawaii’s Big Island takes the form of several canopy-like pavilions dispersed around the site, linked by elevated wooden lanais and a series of gardens. Hale Lana, which translates to “floating home,” appears to hover over the site’s lava fields and dense gardens. The home takes a position at the ecotone line between the heavily landscaped area, and the expansive ocean views which stretch to Haleakalā volcano on nearby Maui. The ultimate design goal was to balance transparency and enclosure to create a home that would function for the couple, their extended family, and for large gatherings, while maximizing connection to the Hawaiian climate and landscape.
The entry approach winds through a densely landscaped area with large trees, berms and lava fields before opening to a view through the house to Maui in the distance. The main house is wrapped in sliding window walls opening to covered lanais which link to the home’s other four buildings: the cabana, the master suite, the guest suite, and the garage.
Cantilevered double-pitch roofs in the Big Island style create deep canopies that encircle the buildings and their lanais, allowing the pavilions to open completely to ocean breezes while protecting from solar gain. Operable shutter screens let the family tune each building to changing environmental conditions, adjusting to the desired degree of sun, air and privacy. Rock walls in many of the pavilions extend outdoors, connecting the home to the Kona landscape. Custom-designed furniture and interior elements throughout complement the architecture with subtle Hawaiian references.
“Hale Lana’s roof picks up on the local Hawaiian vernacular, where large canopy roofs gather prevailing trade wind breezes and keep them moving through the building. However, this project takes that idea to a new level structurally with a very long cantilever and an extremely precise leading roof edge.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal
Material Used :
1. Cedarland Forest Products - Siding - Vertical cedar board
2. John Manville - Roofing - M5 Steel (corrugated copper) over Grace Ultra & EPDM
3. Fleetwood - Wood doors - 3070
4. Vitrocsa - Windows - TH+
5. Cedarland Forest Products - Ceilings - Tight joint cedar
6. Olson Kundig - Custom furniture
7. Richard Carter - Custom powder room sink
8. Royal Mosa - Tile - 30 THIRTY - 227V- 23.5" x 23.5"
9. Wilsonart - Laminate - Black 1595
10. Caesarstone - Solid surface - 2003 Concrete
11. Stone Source - Stone slab - Basaltina
12. Stone Source - Stone tile - Basaltina, 23.5" x 23.5"
13. Stone slab - Mystery White marble
14. Stone tile - Basalt in Solid Lava Gray #133, flamed/brushed
15. Stone slab - Absolute Black granite
16. Stone slab - Stellar White marble
17. Stone tile - Basalt in Inca Gray, 23.5" x 23.5"
18. Stone slab - Basalt in Inca Gray
19. Stone slab - Puka lava solids
20. Elizabeth Dow - Wallpaper - "Curacao"
21. Phillip Jeffries - Wall covering - Japanese Paper Weave, Item# 3572 Neutral Nuance
22. Phillip Jeffries - Wall covering - Manila Hemp, Item# 5231 Hint of Mint
23. Phillip Jeffries - Wall covering - Manila Hemp, Item# 5280 Putty
24. Timorous Beasties - Wallpaper - Meridian Palm Superwide
25. Benjamin Moore - Paint - Sheep's Wool in flat, matte, eggshell and pearl
26. Benjamin Moore - Paint - Silver Satin in matte and pearl
27. Benjamin Moore - Paint - Classic Grey in matte and pearl