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Olson Kundigin Designs The Hale Lana: Hawaii’s Most Accommodating Property

The Hale Lana which directly translates to “floating home”, comprises of several canopy-like pavilions connected through a series of meandering gardens

Jul 15, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

Wooden porches, overhanging roofs and meandering gardens give shape to a stunning family retreat by architectural firm Olson Kundigin in Hawaii’s Kona city . Designed for a young couple who wanted a sprawling property and the flexibility to accommodate large gatherings, the house sits at the ecotone line between the heavily landscaped area, and the expansive ocean views which stretch to Haleakalā volcano on nearby Maui island.

Olson Kundigin Designs The Hale Lana: Hawaii’s Most Accommodating Property

Comprising of several canopy-like pavilions, the Hale Lana which directly translates to “floating home”, presents a high degree of transparency and glazing, to create a hovering effect, whilst blurring the lines between each perceived in-and-outdoor space.

Complete with a monolithic stone wall, a glass façade, and a variety of custom-designed furniture and interior elements throughout the compound, the residence showcases a multitude of open-concept living spaces, with expansive green terraces and warm wooden pathways, amidst the rocky landscape.

Allowing each inhabitant to adjust to the changing environmental conditions, operable shutter screens were installed to aid in regulating their desired degree of sun, air and privacy, whilst the addition of cantilevered double-pitch roofs, create deep canopies that encircle the buildings and their lanais, allowing the pavilions to open completely to ocean breezes whilst protecting from solar gain.


 
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