Kona Residence is a home displaying a dramatic and intriguing architecture in Hawaii. Its location couldn’t be more privileged, as the home is not far from the ocean while at the same time having unobstructed views of the surrounding volcanic mountains. According to TwistedSifter, this stunning building designed by Belzberg Architects was completed in 2010 and stretches over a surface of 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m), Here is more information regarding the structure of the residence from the architects: The program is arranged as a series of pods distributed throughout the property, each having its own unique features and view opportunities. The pods are programmatically assigned as two sleeping pods with common areas, media, master suite and main living space. A central axis becomes the organizational and focal feature for the entire house, connecting each of the pods through an exterior gallery corridor. Together with stacked and cut lava rock, the two materials form a historically driven medium embedded in Hawaiian tradition. 3-D modeling and digital fabrication through CNC machinery was incorporated to further enhance traditional elements in a contemporary arrangement. Local basket weaving culture was the inspiration for the entry pavilion which reenacts the traditional gift upon arrival ceremony. (Photography by Benny Chan )
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