Kona Residence, Hawaii

Kona Residence, Hawaii Residence, USA Architecture

Kona Residence, Hawaii

Contemporary Pacific Property, USA – design by Belzberg Architects

19 Sep 2014

Hawaii Residential Development

Location: Hawaii, USA

Design: Belzberg Architects

New Residence in Hawaii

Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence situates its axis not with the linearity of the property, but rather with the axiality of predominant views available to the site. Within the dichotomy of natural elements and a geometric hardscape, the residence integrates both the surrounding views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east and ocean horizons westward.

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The program is arranged as a series of pods distributed throughout the property, each having its own unique features and view opportunities. The pods are programmatically assigned as two sleeping pods with common areas, media room, master suite and main living space. An exterior gallery corridor becomes the organizational and focal feature for the entire house, connecting the two pods along a central axis.

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To help maintain the environmental sensitivity of the house, two separate arrays of roof mounted photovoltaic panels offset the residence energy usage while the choice of darker lava stone help heat the pool water via solar radiation. Rain water collection and redirection to three drywells that replenish the aquifer are implemented throughout the property. Reclaimed teak timber from old barns and train tracks are recycled for the exterior of the home. Coupled with stacked and cut lava rock, the two materials form a historically driven medium embedded in Hawaiian tradition. Local basket weaving culture was the inspiration for the entry pavilion which reenacts the traditional gift upon arrival ceremony. Various digitally sculpted wood ceilings and screens, throughout the house, continue the abstract approach to traditional Hawaiian wood carving further infusing traditional elements into the contemporary arrangement.

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Kona Residence Building Information

Project Title Kona Residence
Year 2010
Status Completed
Project Type Residential
Construction Type New
Size 7,800 sft²
Location Kona, Hawaii

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Design Architect Belzberg Architects
Principal Hagy Belzberg
Project Manager Barry Gartin
Project Team David Cheung, Barry Gartin, Cory Taylor, Andrew Atwood, Chris Arntzen, Brock DeSmit, Dan Rentsch, Lauren Zuzack, Justin Brechtel, Phillip Lee, Aaron Leppanen

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Structural Consultant William Blakeney Inc.
Mechanical Consultant Mark Morrison & Associates
Electrical Consultant Lighting & Engineering Integrated, Inc.
Plumbing Consultant Mark Morrison & Associates
General Contractor Tinguely Development, Inc.
Landscape Architect Belt Collins Hawaii
Landscaping Joe Roderick Hawaiian Landscapes, Inc.
Interiors MLK Studio

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Special Fabrication Spectrum Oak Products
Photographs Benny Chan (Fotoworks), Belzberg Architects

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