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Sep252009

House in Hawaiian Traditions of Basalt Masonry

Designed by Webster Wilson architect, this house on the Hawaiian Islands built with their best traditions of basalt masonry with the light wood customs of floating roofs. Lava masonry walls are quite popular around the island and are made from the local black basalt lava flows. The modern walls interpretation for this house is made of site-cast monumental concrete with basalt aggregate. The open floor plan allows large expanses of glass to capture views of beautiful coastline and lush vegetation. Light wood elements provide the sun protection and privacy as for the house as for its outdoor area. Such design is quite unique for the Hawaiian Islands but not without some common things with other properties.

Source: digsdigs.com

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