Hale Hapuna, Hawaii / Eerkes Architects

Hale Hapuna / Eerkes Architects

Project: Hale Hapuna
Architect of Record: Eerkes Architects
Principal: Les Eerkes
Project Manager: Lauren Kim
Interior Design: Charlie Hellstern Interior Design
Location: Kukuiula, Kauai, Hawaii
Visualizations: Notion Workshop

Eerkes Architects designs the Hale Hapuna Residence, Kauai, Hawaii, which focuses on interactions and connections to the land and seascape.

Hale Hapuna, a 5,377-square-foot retreat on Kauai’s South shore, is designed to enhance family interactions and connections with the natural landscape and seascape. The exterior spaces offer multiple gathering points, each combining comfortable seating with views of the island’s stunning natural features.

Nestled among lush plantings, intimate seating areas are created to provide serene spots for relaxation. Thin roof “shells” protect outdoor lounge and dining areas, allowing for social gatherings in shaded comfort. The primary bedroom features a cantilevered lanai that floats among the palm fronds, providing a unique vantage point.

The gathering points throughout Hale Hapuna are strategically oriented to focus on significant natural features and phenomena that define Kauai, such as Mount Haupu and the breaking waves on Kukui’ula harbor reefs. These spots invite residents and guests to enjoy the island’s atmospheric conditions, including clouds, rainbows, sunrises, and sunsets.

Material choices for Hale Hapuna reflect elements that are characteristic of Kauai, including lava, limestone, coral, wood, and water. These materials are thoughtfully integrated into the design to create a harmonious blend with the surrounding environment, making the retreat a true extension of its natural setting.

Hale Hapuna / Eerkes Architects

Hale Hapuna / Eerkes Architects

Hale Hapuna / Eerkes Architects

outdoor, patio

living area

dining area

living space

patio, firepit

Hale Hapuna / Eerkes Architects

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