Ka'ena Point Camp
The challenge for this project was to design a camp shelter at Ka'ena Point, the westernmost tip of Oahu, Hawaii. The shelter was to be a permanent installation that required minimal upkeep and was the biannual meeting place of two friends, a farmer and a sailor. Playing on the themes of duality (meeting on each year's two solstices, the land and the sea, etc.) I designed a cast concrete structure featuring separated bunk spaces but a shared cooking and socializing area. The projection also acts as a sundial to mark the occasions of the two friends' meetings. The structure also features natural ventilation, a rain catchment feature, and a fire pit.
The shelter, dock, and stairs on Ka'ena Point's hillside
View of the shelter from the sea
Shelter exterior with dual stair approaches, fire pit, and water feature