Island Home / Michael Piche
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Situated in a playful, eclectic neighborhood on the southern shore of Kauai, the Island Home integrates the ever-present indoor/outside Hawaiian residing with trendy design.
Already a secluded property with current basalt rock property partitions and mature palm bushes, the easy L-shaped kind reinforces privateness with a strong 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. Once you ascend as much as the higher degree, the open residing areas prolong seamlessly to the outside with extensive openings that present a way of floating throughout the Palms. The extensive expanses present panoramic views of ocean and inland in the direction of the mountains.
Regionally fabricated sliding glass doorways pocket totally into wooden paneled partitions and the unbroken ceiling airplane attracts your eye outward. No mechanical programs have been utilized for heating or cooling the home. As an alternative, prevailing commerce winds, ceiling followers, operin a position glazing and louvered transoms at every door permit air to stream freely all through home. The marginally canted breezeway attracts breezes by means of the courtyard whereas additionally framing the view to ocean. Deep overhangs present protection for the walkways and Lanai’s. A 6kw PV system offers for electrical wants whereas an unbiased 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 mirror the extraordinary warmth of the tropical solar.