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view on arrival
it s standing in the fields, the fields are around it.
sink made out of monkeypod tree
a house, on Kauai, Hawaii, 2011-2015
wood mainly, copper details

The design of this house was developed while building.

Which means, that after every step we looked again. And -accordingly- we continued. The house as well the land around it, allows a certain play for those who project their ideas, a life, or a moment to it. It is a one-room-house. A hut, one can say.

Due to height differences in ceiling and walls, every part of the house naturally acquires a certain use. The layout - kitchen, sleeping, shower, restroom- came after the construction was done and the plan was set.

The roof, leaning on beams, has one lowest point from which all the water falls down when it is rainig. This water is captured in a pond, and used in dryer times to water the garden.

The fertail land is shaped in a way that is it 'walkable'. So it might take a while to get to a certain orange tree, but eventually, one in able to reach and pick its fruits. 

photographs by Elliot Lucas
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