Posts From November, 2016

Renovate or Replace? 

Experts share insights on how best to decide.
Posted by LAI Monday, November 7, 2016 3:33:00 PM Categories: Design-Build Hawaii Remodel

On October 2016, Tom Kunz of Hawaii Home Remodeling wrote this article and asked our experts to provide insight for home owners and decision makers.  

Sometimes the choice is clear. Other times? Not very. Builders and architects agree that, when it comes to renovation projects, the choice between fixing it up or tearing it down isn’t always cut and dried. We asked builders and architects how they approach what can be a dicey decision.

Home Remodeling

House Without a Beach 

Posted by LAI Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:04:00 PM Categories: AIA Architecture DESIGN KAILUA

American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter Editor’s Choice Award, Runner Up

On this 2.2-acre property on Kailua Bay, two single-family, two-story homes are centered around a separate pool pavilion, which acts as a retreat from the midday sun and wind-whipped sands of the nearby beach. Serving as a true hub for family life, the indoor-outdoor pavilion has a layered lanai pergola that doubles as a natural light shelf to reinforce the indirect daylighting strategy provided by eight solar-powered, openable skylights with automated shades.

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Posted by LAI Tuesday, November 1, 2016 4:13:00 PM Categories: Luxury Homes Architecture Oceanfront

Hawaii Beach Home!

What could be more idyllic than living on a lovely private beachfront in Maui, famous for its shore breaks and overlooking Molokai? Award winning architect, Jeffrey Long, captured the spirit of aloha with Hawaiian style open air living and by using many of Hawaii’s natural island materials in the construction. Located in an exclusive gated Kapalua resort community on Oneloa Bay, the home has 120 feet of pristine beachfront.

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Long & Associates AIA Inc.