Oh boy. I leave tomorrow for my big vacation to San Diego for 3 days and then the Big Island of Hawaii for 6 days. So, in the spirit of my Hawaii trip, I bring you this beautiful home by Craig Steely Architecture, which just so happens to be on the Big Island!

The house, located in a “kipuka”, (a Hawaiian word for a strip of old growth vegetation left undisturbed as the lava flowed around it) holds several trees predating the lava flow including 2 magnificent Monkeypod trees. The house grows out of the Kipuka cantilevering back over the lava flow much like the canopy of the Monkeypod trees.

Lavaflow 4 Fishman/Kurakawa House in Hawaii by Craig Steely Architecture in main architecture  Category

Lavaflow 4 Fishman/Kurakawa House in Hawaii by Craig Steely Architecture in main architecture  Category

Lavaflow 4 Fishman/Kurakawa House in Hawaii by Craig Steely Architecture in main architecture  Category

Lavaflow 4 Fishman/Kurakawa House in Hawaii by Craig Steely Architecture in main architecture  Category

Lavaflow 4 Fishman/Kurakawa House in Hawaii by Craig Steely Architecture in main architecture  Category

[via World House Design]