Recently we saw this stunning home in Kona,Hawaii, it is architecturally beautiful and surprisingly eco friendly. Completed in 2010 This home was designed by Belzberg Architects and won Interior Design Magazine's Best of The Year Award.
This home is situated amongst the unique Hawaiian hard scape integrating views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east and ocean seascape to the west. Divided into a series of pods each building has an aray of roof mounted photovoltaic panels to offset the residence energy use.
Dark lava stone heats the pool via solar radiation.
Reclaimed teak timber from old barns and train tracks have been recycled for the exterior of the home. Coupled with stacked and cut lava rock these two materials form a historical driven medium embedded in Hawaiian ttradition. Similarly, digitally sculpted wood ceilings and screens form an abstract approach to traditional Hawaiian culture. As a whole this home has the feeling of infusing traditional elements into a contemporary dwelling.