This project proposes an architecture of rational minimalist expression. Villa Kahala presents a lifted modern dogtrot archetype variation as a residence, in which interior space is experientially woven with the exterior environment.
An economy of construction is achieved through a modular approach. The envelope of the home is designed to increase air circulation, while allowing the amount of light that enters the space to be manually adjusted. Visually, the surrounding landscape and pool are perceivable from within through sliding glass doors and folding louvered wood panels. Designed for a tropical climate, in response to potential sea level rise, the architecture hovers five feet above the ground.