Our client wanted maximum performence for this multi-use agricultural building that functions as a hub for the entire property. It servers as a powerhouse, water collection site, processing facility, refrigeration site, value-added workshop, and supplies infrastructure for the farm as a whole.
As with all Hawaii Off Grid designs, the roof is a focal point for reducing the carbon footprint. The entire roof is solar, with different angles to maximize production throughout the day and throughout the seasons.
Another great example of how our designs are informed by the site, in order to work with the existing grade, the building flows and steps down as grade changes. This is also extremely functional as it while minimzing the need to move earth and accommodates loading farm vehicles.
As a hub for the farm, this building needed several catchment systems worked into the design in a way that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. We also placed the tanks in specific locations that maximize the water captured by the roof.
Our clients designed a master plan with many future buildings for their large acreage. This building was the important foundational starting point as it will provide utilities and resources to all of the future projects.