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This residence draws inspiration from its upland ranch setting, situated on a crease between two distinct microclimates on the Big Island of Hawaii. On its "wet side," the house forms intimate connections with lush rainforest descending to a gulch stream below. On its "dry side," it opens to expansive views and broad pasturelands surrounding Mauna Kea. The house responds to this dichotomy through its form—rising as it transitions from immediate to distant views as well as directing rainwater toward the natural watershed.
 
PROJECT TEAM: Michael Boes, Sandrine Carmantrand, Sharon Okada, John Pierson, Gregory Warner
INTERIORS: Homeowner in collaboration with Mio Source Design Consultants, LLC
LANDSCAPE: David Y. Tamura Associates
BUILDER: Quality Builders, Inc.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Matthew Millman
 
RECOGNITION:
West Coast Modern by Zahid Sardar and Matthew Millman (pdf)
2009 AIA Honolulu Design Awards (pdf)
Hawaii Business, July 2009 and Honolulu, June 2009(pdf)

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