Home on a cliff in Hawaii. A common roof encloses several
Home on a cliff in Hawaii. A common roof encloses several "mini houses"

In a very uninhabited area on the northern Hawaiian coast of Maui, Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti studio designs a series of U-shaped "mini houses" that perfectly frame the ocean view under a common folded roof

The rugged and pristine landscape offers perfect ocean views and beautiful cliffs and strong winds. In this place windsurfing sail designer Robert Stroj decides to build the house for himself and his family. Besides being a simple house, it is also a social place for the owners, that's why the kitchen and the dining room are in the center of the house

Home on a cliff in Hawaii. A common roof encloses several

The house consists of a series of U-shaped "mini houses", self-contained private units that include a bedroom and bathroom. Between the enclosed private volumes is a flowing public space where cooking, eating and relaxing can take place. This arrangement makes it possible to have a house without a corridor and which is extremely flexible

Home on a cliff in Hawaii. A common roof encloses several

The design of the roof is strongly related to the climate of the place which is very hot and characterized by strong ocean winds and its surface area is twice the size of the house. The folded roof is carefully attached to the walls of the U-shaped volumes and defines the spaces. It fits perfectly into the landscape in which it stands and is also used to view the landscape

Home on a cliff in Hawaii. A common roof encloses several

The finishing of the house is done using local materials. The plastering of the walls was done using beach sand, both on the inside and outside and thus gently emphasizes the subtle relationship between inside and outside. The same IPE wood is used for the floor, terrace, ceiling and roof

Home on a cliff in Hawaii. A common roof encloses several

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