Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WAILEA HOUSE Maui, Hawaii | Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects

These thatched roof houses occupy an acre of grass below swaying coconut palms on a Maui beach, facing west over the ocean and explosive Hawaiian sunsets. Drawing on Polynesian long house precedents, life here takes place for the most part within one great timbered, airy room. The vermilion stucco anchors the buildings into the island’s iron-rich volcanic soil. The great structural timbers recall pole houses indigenous to this island state.....more

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