We study your topography, the way the sun travels, the way the wind moves, and this informs our design.
The elements that are there now will be there after. We can't change where the wind is coming from or what angle the sun hits. Rather than control these factors with air conditioners, etc. we allow them to inform us. Rather than detract from the design, the elements improve it.
We find the perfect balance between your vision, what's required, and what is best for the location. Like an algorithm, we receive all the information and provide a synergistic result.
We love meeting with the client to figure out how to build the home that fits their design aesthetic, meets their needs, and allows us to lend our trademark clean and modern style to our sustainable practices.
As a Hawaii Architecture Firm, we have unique circumstances here in the islands and so having architecture, civil engineering, and structural engineering all in house give us the ability to be efficient, effective, and work in any geographic location.
We provide clients with sustainable options for materials, methods, and the newest technologies in renewable energy, water, and waste systems.
Just remember "Off Grid Living" does not mean sacrificing comfort or even luxury. You can have the building of your dreams while also enjoying peace of mind. You’ll know you have built a home that is both sustainable in our Hawaii environment and sustainable for the world.
Hawaii’s commercial architecture projects are some of our most interesting to work on! We have worked on the county level, the state level, and with the Federal Government, along with countless private large scale projects.
The technology for off-grid living has improved dramatically in the last decade. Designing these systems specifically for your needs is a crucial step, and it’s what we specialize in. Have a look at our page dedicated to energy systems here: hawaiioffgrid.com/solar.
Building in Hawaii is a unique experience. One of the reasons we became experts is that we carry all of our house plans through permitting. This has helped us become knowledgable about navigating each department.