The Nature of Place
Rather than replicate the traditional Hawaiian character of the main residence, the new spaces have a modern perspective, following the cues of the clients’ art collection while respecting the nature of the site. The primary gallery carefully frames views of Diamond Head and the ocean through its large apertures, while its orientation on the site and precisely positioned overhangs mitigate the tropical sun. Along the property’s edge of the steep site is the studio, with three levels that step down the slope. The land’s natural terracing offers each level its own private entry. Following the topography, articulated landscape connects the new structure to the existing house.