* Residential Architecture: Lavaflow 7 – Mayer/Penland House by Craig Steely Architecture
Posted by the editors on Sunday, 7 April 2013
Residential Architecture: Lavaflow 7 – Mayer/Penland House by Craig Steely Architecture: “..the dense ohia forests on hawaii‘s big island is home to countless species of plants and wildlife, as well as the ‘lavaflow 7 – mayer/penland house’ by local practice craig steely architecture. the linear one-storey home is based around a continuous concrete beam measuring 140 feet long, 48 inches tall and 12 inches wide, that runs the span of the entire dwelling. it is supported by three cast-in-place concrete vertical partitions that separate the public and private program and allow the glazing to take on larger proportions that create an invisible threshold between interior and exterior spaces. a swimming pool bisects the living area perpendicularly creating an outdoor courtyard that separates the living room from the bedrooms and kitchen. large retractable glass walls also allow the user to connect with the ideal climatic environment with a series of patios and small verandas and overhanging wooden roof structure that shades the inside from direct sunlight..” Extensive glazing, natural light, views; extensive wood interiors..
image: © bruce damonte, courtesy of craig steely architecture; article: Designboom