Huinawai Retreat by Walker Warner Architects

Designed in 2019 by Walker Warner Architects, this minimalist retreat is located in Huinawai Reservoir, Kauai County, Hawaii, United States.

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Description

Located at the edge of the sea within a field of black lava, this vacation retreat is designed around a central courtyard formed by a series of minimalist structures, each oriented to capture the sounds and smells of the ocean, and the dramatic vistas of the coastline and mountains. Upon entry, the lush gardens and property unfold, stepping up to culminate at the main hale – essentially an open-sided pavilion – bookended by white coral walls with expansive sliding screens and doors that fully open the structure to the courtyard and the raw nature of the Pacific Ocean. Broad roof overhangs provide weather protection and help transition inside space to outside. The pool is angled away from the main hale and aligns with the sun at the summer solstice, a nod to the inspiration and beauty of the natural landscape.

Photography by Matthew Millman

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