Meet “Mauka” and “Makai” from Maui, Hawaii!
Mauka and Makai are collectivelly called “Outside House.” Built by FLOAT architectural research and design, these two structures both straddle a 300-year old lava flow.
Mauka is the first pavillion, and it means “inland toward the mountains” in Hawaiian. This space has a small bedroom, a bench, and a workdesk. Makau, on the other hand, means seaward. It is an outdoor pavillion with a basic kitchen and an outdoor shower with beautiful a handmade shade made from marine rope.
The center of the Outside House is the uneven, ever-changing ground between the pavilions. The unbuilt areas of the Outside House—lichen on the lava, a curved rock wall, a growing endemic mamane tree – are the essence of daily living in this place and what the client values most.
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