Kaupulehu Beach Club – South Kohala Coast, Isle of Hawaii, Hawaii
The design of the Beach Club in Kukio’s Kaupulehu development captures the spirit of island architecture.
This alfresco bar and dining pavilions make the Beach Club the main social gathering area for the high-end private residential resort community of 80 homes in the historic Kaupulehu district on the South Kohala Coast.
Exposed timber structures respond to ancient Polynesian pavilions, exuding an honest power and expression that complements the rugged lava coastline in this location. The adaptation of ancient forms speaks to the best of island architecture, distilled to a simple shelter that captures the spectacular view where the Pacific Ocean meets the edge of this island.
An event lawn, tiered pools, and tropical gardens provide a natural theatre for experiencing the beauty of the locale. The materials incorporated consist of cedar timber framing, stained concrete floors, and cut basalt stone.
The 2009 Award of Merit was given by AIA Honolulu to de Reus Architects for the Kaupulehu Beach Club.
- South Kohala Coast, Isle of Hawaii, Hawaii
- Planning & Landscape Architecture: VITA
- The 2009 Award of Merit was given by AIA Honolulu to de Reus Architects for the Kaupulehu Beach Club