Designed as an artist’s studio and guesthouse, Island Studio is an award-winning project by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. This private residence is situated along the south shore of Oahu, embracing and inspiring the Hawaiian way of life.
It is a project of an addition to an existing family home which is designed as an artist’s studio and guesthouse. The studio has a flexible environment, allowing the clients to host visitors and pursue creative endeavors.
The design of the house defines the client’s passion for art and agriculture and embraces indoor/outdoor living through the open, light-filled volumes. This project also includes offices, artists’ workspaces, and private guest quarters that support areas for large gatherings as well as the art foundation of the client.
The studio can be found across a public surf access path from the main residence. The clients define this studio as creating an adaptable laboratory to explore evolving interests and artwork focused on cultural and environmental conservation, preservation, and restoration. The architect also integrates growing rods between the roof and plant boxes to reflect the client’s interest in cooking.
Island Studio is an awesome residential project that was recently honored with an Award of Excellence at AIA Honolulu’s 65th Annual Design Awards Gala.
Collaborators: Armstrong Builders LLC, PCS Structural Solutions, Austin Tsutsumi & Associates Inc., WSP Honolulu, Pacific AquaScapes, Nate Smith Studio LLC, HHF Planners
Art: James Turrell
Photographer: Nic Lehoux