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Tidepool Residence

Hawaii

Situated above a rugged black lava coastline on the Big Island of Hawaii, this five-bedroom home was designed to accommodate the lifestyle of a family with a modern art collection.

Location

South Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Type

Residence

Services

Architecture

Project Partners

The Wiseman Group, Interiors

Client

Private Client

Status

Unbuilt

What at first glance appeared to be significant design constraints — a pointed wedge-shaped piece of property with a circular archaeological preserve in its midst and an easement along one edge — quickly became opportunities for a singular floor plan and an inventive composition.

Using a minimalist tropical approach, we created folded origami-like roof planes, providing shelter and allowing for a sculptural mix of interior volume. Lifted eaves bring light into the interior. A limited palette of materials and details are repeated throughout the home reinforcing the elegant simplicity of the architecture.

AIA Honolulu honored de Reus Architects with the 2007 Unbuilt Design Award for this Project.

de Reus Architects - luxury residence Tidepool Residence aerial

Using a minimalist tropical approach, we created folded origami-like roof planes, providing shelter and allowing for a sculptural mix of interior volume.

de Reus Architects - luxury residence Tidepool Residence masterplan
de Reus Architects - luxury residence Tidepool Residence roof plan
de Reus Architects - luxury residence Tidepool Residence aerial

Awards

Unbuilt Award
AIA Honolulu 2007 Design Awards