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July 8, 2013
Hop from island to island as we suss out spectacular modern design sited in Hawaii's idyllic tropical landscape.
Roof of Clifftop House.
Into the Fold

With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape. “In this house, the roof is the only facade—the rest is dissolved beneath it,” says architect Aljoša Dekleva. Photo by: Cristóbal Palma

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It’s mid-morning on the lanai. Cathy reads a Dr. Seuss book to Zane while Craig chats with a client about a project he’s working on back in San Francisco.
Go With the Flow

Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind. Photo by: Linny Morris

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Modern Honolulu hotel pool area
The Modern Honolulu

A hotel sited in Waikiki, the Modern Honolulu manages to feel warm and tropical without screaming "Aloha."

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Bedroom hallway with concrete room divider
Grateful Shed

A family discovers the joys of DIY design—and muddy feet—in their home made up of distinct pods that blends harmoniously with its surroundings in the rainy mountains of Kauai. Photo by: Linny Morris

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Ipe decking extends from the actual deck to the home's interior.
Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze. Ipe decking extends from the actual deck to the home's interior. Photo by: Linny Morris

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Built in 1969, the Hawaii State Capitol is rich in symbolism: The columns recall native coconut palms and refer to the eight major Hawaiian islands.
Detour: Honolulu, Hawaii

Today, if you tallied the world’s design capitals, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Honolulu. But when it came to modern architecture in the 1950s and ’60s, all eyes were on Hawaii’s capital city. Built in 1969, the Hawaii State Capitol is rich in symbolism: The columns recall native coconut palms and refer to the eight major Hawaiian islands. Photo by: Dave Lauridsen

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Originally appeared in Honolulu, Hawaii
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Roof of Clifftop House.
Into the Fold

With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape. “In this house, the roof is the only facade—the rest is dissolved beneath it,” says architect Aljoša Dekleva. Photo by: Cristóbal Palma

Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

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