Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture

Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture

Located on five acres of dense Ohia forest in the Big Island of Hawaii, Lavaflow 7 is a cast-in-place concrete residence along with views of the forest, the sky, and the coastline.

Architects: Craig Steely Architecture
Location: Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Photography: Bruce Damonte, Ian Allen for Dwell

Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture
© Ian Allen

Built on the rock formed from a previous eruption of the active volcano Kilauea, this house is the No.7 Lava Flow house created by San Francisco architect Craig Steely.

Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture
© Bruce Damonte
Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture
© Bruce Damonte

It features by a 40 meters concrete beam running the length of the building, huge glass doors out to the lanai.

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Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture
© Bruce Damonte
Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture
© Bruce Damonte
Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture
© Bruce Damonte
Lavaflow 7 House by Craig Steely Architecture
© Bruce Damonte

Inspiration from architect:

the native ohia tree gnarled gray bark offsetting its brilliant red lehua flowers, is one of my first inspirations for building in concrete.

The Lavaflow 7 continues our exploration of a reductive architecture that enhances the experience of living in this compelling environment.