Project Paradiso


Maui, HI (unbuilt)

Rising out of the lava cliffs on Maui, this house provides an eroded expression of its stone masonry skeletal structure while simultaneously playing with the material poetics of air, water, glass, and stone. The approach to the house is through an iconic stone grotto with a pool and waterfall. An all-glass system at the entry door is designed to contrast with the impermeability of adjacent stone, while the reflective surfaces of water and glass create an ambiguous layering of space.