Moloka’i, Hawaii (1999)
The one hundred seventy units of the residential resort development are clustered to take advantage of ocean and golf course views, or of an internal lagoon. A mix of retail and recreation facilities will serve both short and long term residents.
The architectural character reflects the scale and detailing of traditional Hawaiian buildings – including light wood frames and corrugated roofing, In response to climatic factors, the design includes large lanais, and encourage cross ventilation through rooms as well as beneath the raised buildings. To moderate the impact of strong seasonal trade winds from the east, units have been grouped and clustered. At least one YSA principal participated as design architect, supervising architect and/or senior designer while associated with the architect-of-record for this project.