Island Home / Michael Piche
Textual content description offered by the architects. Positioned in a playful, eclectic neighborhood on the southern shore of Kauai, the Island Home integrates the ever present indoor/outside Hawaiian dwelling with fashionable design.
Already a secluded property with current basalt rock property partitions and mature palm timber, the easy L-shaped type reinforces privateness with a stable entrance façade and captures a quiet yard for swimming and play. The breezeway pulls inhabitants into the entrance entrance portal in a second of compression and concentrated ocean breezes. If you ascend as much as the higher degree, the open dwelling areas prolong seamlessly to the outside with large openings that present a way of floating inside the Palms. The large expanses present panoramic views of ocean and inland in direction of the mountains.
Regionally fabricated sliding glass doorways pocket absolutely into wooden paneled partitions and the unbroken ceiling aircraft attracts your eye outward. No mechanical programs had been utilized for heating or cooling the home. As an alternative, prevailing commerce winds, ceiling followers, operready glazing and louvered transoms at every door enable air to move freely all through home. The marginally canted breezeway attracts breezes via the courtyard whereas additionally framing the view to ocean. Deep overhangs present protection for the walkways and Lanai’s. A 6kw PV system gives for electrical wants whereas an impartial photo voltaic scorching water system heats the pool and spa. Mild coloured and sturdy cementitious stucco and porcelain tile resist the corrosive results of the ocean salts and replicate the extreme warmth of the tropical solar.