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Kona Residence / Belzberg Architects

  • 01:00 - 9 August, 2011
Kona Residence / Belzberg Architects
Kona Residence / Belzberg Architects, © Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
© Benny Chan (Fotoworks)

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kailua-Kona, HI, United States
  • Architect

    Belzberg Architects
  • Project Team

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

    Belt Collins Hawaii
  • Landscaping

    Joe Roderick Hawaiian Landscapes, Inc.
  • Interiors

    MLK Studio
  • Electrical

    Lighting & Engineering Integrated, Inc.
  • Plumbing

    Mark Morrison & Associates
  • General Contractor

    Tinguely Development, Inc.
  • Special Fabrication

    Spectrum Oak Products
  • Structural

    William Blakeney Inc.
  • Mechanical

    Mark Morrison & Associates
  • Area

    7800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. 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.

© Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
© Benny Chan (Fotoworks)

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.

© Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
© Benny Chan (Fotoworks)

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. 

rendering
rendering

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.

© Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
© Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
Cite: "Kona Residence / Belzberg Architects" 09 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/157409/kona-residence-belzberg-architects/>
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Nice project with beautiful details, but hey: let's cross fingers and hope that the kids are alright, sleeping as they are at about 1/4 mile far away from the parents' room...

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