Kukui'ula Hale Kaimana


The structural design of this Kauai south shore home allows for sweeping panoramic ocean views from all levels of the hillside lot. The main living spaces are framed out of expressed, custom-milled timber and steel hybrid members that allow for a minimal amount of structural walls, while featuring concealed connections that might otherwise distract residents from experiencing the natural Hawaiian landscape. The residence features board formed concrete walls, Ipe-clad lanais, and a concrete formed swimming pool that points toward the coastal surf. The roof form celebrates classic Polynesian architecture while concealing insulated panels that improve the energy efficiency of the island estate.
Architecture: Olson Kundig