Modern Design Across Hawaii

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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.
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  Into the FoldWith 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
    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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  Go With the FlowAlong 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  Photo by: Linny Morris
    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

    Photo by: Linny Morris

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

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

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  Grateful ShedA 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  Photo by: Linny MorrisCourtesy of: Linny Morris
    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

    Photo by: Linny Morris

    Courtesy of: Linny Morris

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  Lava Flow 4, The Big IslandSet 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  Photo by: Linny Morris
    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

    Photo by: Linny Morris

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  Detour: Honolulu, HawaiiToday, 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  Photo by: Dave Lauridsen
    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

    Photo by: Dave Lauridsen

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