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Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects

By Eric Meunier


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Olson Kundig Architects have completed the Ocean House project on the Big Island in Hawaii and were kind enough to send us some high quality photos of this dream home.

Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects:

“Inspired by traditional Balinese palaces and temples, this house sits on a beautiful promontory of exposed lava.

Tropical design concepts and time-honored building practices were used to fit the house naturally into its setting.

The lava base anchors the house to the site, while the roof planes appear to float in the sky.

Broad overhangs protect the interior from the sun, while sliding window walls open to unite inside and outside and cool the house using existing breezes.

A river of hardened lava runs through the site and symbolically connects the house to important Pacific culture sources of energy; the mountains and the sea.”

Photos by: Paul Warchol Photography

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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