California-based Belzberg Architects have completed the Kona Residence , a family home located in Kona, Hawaii. The Hawaiian home incorporates the surrounding volcanic mountain views to the east and breathtaking ocean horizons to the west. Several initiatives were taken to maintain the home’s environmental sensitivity. The exterior of the home features recycled reclaimed teak timber from old barns and train tracks, as well as two separate arrays of roof mounted photovoltaic panels to offset the home’s energy usage. Rain water collection and redirection to drywells that replenish the aquifer are implemented throughout the property.
[quote]Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence situates its axis not with the linearity of the property, but rather with the axiality of predominant views available to the site.[/quote]