Wai’olu Residence is a project designed by de Reus Architects. Overlooking coastal anchialine ponds where ancient Hawai’ians raised fish, this 13,497-square-foot home for an extended family was designed so that all its major living spaces capture views of Uluweuweu Bay and Kikaua Point. The name Wai’olu comes from the Hawai’ian words wai (fresh water) and olu (pleasant) and means cool, attractive, soft, and gentle. Photography by Joe Fletcher.
The project, led by architect Yaron Eldad, puts precise authenticity at the forefront of the design, with modern and contemporary touches that make the resort bo th prestigious and effortlessly fun. Photography by Oded Smadar.
This private residence sits within the Mauna Kea Resort on the island of Hawai’i, a place full of memories for the client who recalls family vacations to the famous hotel. The clients share an affinity for Hawai’i and Polynesia, for modern art and design, and for the beauty of natural materials and craftsmanship. They enlisted the firm to design a modern tropical home that their family would enjoy for years to come. The design solution balances traditional forms including prominent hipped roofs identified in the design guidelines for this coastal community, while translating the spirit of Polynesian cultures through a modern sense of restraint. On a site privileged by nature, immediately above Kauna’oa Bay, this home is organized as a series of modern tropical pavilions, which together conjure the impression of a small village.
Rancho San Lucas, a luxury private resort community in Cabo Sal Lucas, is one of Mexico’s premiere destinations for high-end tourism and a big draw for travelers and second home buyers. The property features the luxurious Norman Estates, developed by hall-of-fame golfer and entrepreneur Greg Norman.
This five-bedroom house in Canggu, Bali is a stunning find. At Villa Zelie, engraved timber doors swing open to reveal sprawling tropical gardens, a shimmering 20-metre swimming pool and inviting spots to socialise or sink into restful peace. Grand open-sided ‘Joglo’ living pavilions and individual air-conditioned bedroom suites are fashioned from teak and ironwood, with architecture inspired by Javanese palaces, and exquisitely furnished with French flair.
Naman Retreat Hay Hay Restaurant and bar is a project designed by VTN Architects. Beside the main linking road between Da Nang city and Hoi An old town, Naman retreat resort, a qualified coastal resort is located 16 km away from Da Nang international airport. Photography by Hiroyuki Oki
The Resort concept of Naman Retreat designed by VTN Architects is providing physical and mental treatment for the long stay guests by the nature friendly environment and healthy activities such as spa, yoga, beach sports and so on. To achieve a perfect atmosphere that enables the guests a maximum body and mind purification and relaxation, the resort was designed by harmonious mix of greenery, natural stone and bamboo. Photography by Hiroyuki Oki