BROOKLYN 20 Jay Street, Suite 1110, Brooklyn, NY 11201HONOLULU 3007 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96815 (212) 358 8380

Fort DeRussy Penthouse

Location: Waikiki, Hawaii
Program: Private Residence
Client: Withheld
Size: 3,700 SF
Status: Completed 2013

The design is built around a material palette, furniture selection, and underlying aesthetic which brings together overt references to 30s Art Deco and 60s modernism. The architecture makes use of the clean lines and simple forms common to mid-century modernism; however couples that with a material palette of lacquered and/or figured woods, bronze, glass, and mirror more typical of the deco era. The tones of the material palette were selected specifically to respond to the western exposure within the penthouse. In an attempt to counter afternoon sun, the palette intentionally makes use of darker woods (walnut & koa), tinted bronze and blues and greens for fabrics and wall coverings. The intention was to create a soothing environment, elegantly detailed so that it reacts to its setting and in doing so incorporates the colors of the ocean and sky.