Waikoloa lutheran church is currently in the concept and fundraising stage. The design is inspired by the arrangement of town plazas where the focal is the sanctuary. Auxiliary buildings surround a covered area and also function as windbreak. Sanctuary seats 100 persons, during overflow functions, services can include more people by expanding into the covered central space. Sanctuary's main axis is aligned to Christmas Day the moment the sun rises above the flank of Mauna Kea.
136 Puako project was carried through design development but was not constructed. It is located in a Special Management Area and Flood Zone VE, the most restrictive for coastal area projects.
In this 3812 SF, 2430 SF enclosed, house, each main component is separated from each other.The living, dining and kitchen are separated from the master bedroom by the lanai. The shed roofs allow hot air to migrate freely from low to high,
out and away from the living spaces.
The overall concept is to celebrate life in this very mild climate. Outdoor and indoor living is less apparent. The master bedroom has a roof under the main roof. This is a loose interpretation of how ancient Hawaiians lived outdoor and often slept under tree canopies. The roof of the garage is equiped with photovoltaic panels for solar power.
The house also utilizes passive lighting through wall width sliding glass wall and translucent wall panels. Grey water is recycled to use for flushing toilets and gardening.