KLIMT ARCHITECTS

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  • PROJECT INFO

    Anekona Artist Studio

    A small studio and inspiration space for a prominent local artist. The goal was to extend the living space out toward the stream and frame the amazing views of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai.


    Glue laminated beams were used to open the view toward the mountains and concrete piles were driven into the side of the hill to allow the deck to cantilever over the edge. The interior is simple and functional and all finishes and trims were matched with their counterparts in the main residence to unify the two structures.

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    Carry the Kettle Band Hall

    Klimt Architects first international project located in Saskatchewan, Canada. K&G was retained to help Carry the Kettle First Nation visualize a new administration building and community center.


    Temperature variations from -40 deg. F to +100 deg. F., high winds, and summer storms all combine to form one of the most demanding building environments anywhere in the world. The design features careful siting to maximize sun and heat gain in the winter and will feature deciduous trees, and screening to provide shade in the summer. Geothermal heating, solar, and wind power are also planned as part of the final design.


    Traditional forms were used for inspiration and the building will use local stone and wood for cladding and beam materials.

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    Monk Seal Facility

    K&G partnered with the Marine Mammal Center to design a small rescue and rehabilitation center to help save the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal. The project is located in the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority to take advantage of the ocean water supply infrastructure NELHA has in place.


    K&G managed the many county, state, and federal approvals that were needed during the design and planning process, and has worked closely with the client to streamline the project and stay within budget constraints.


    Construction is scheduled to start in March, 2013.

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    Private Residence

    The island-influenced character of the home incorporates natural features of the site including rock walls built with natural stone from the site and other building materials that blend with the colors and tones of the natural surroundings.


    The home is open to the views and landscape with generous roof overhangs and broad shady lanais that link the inside to the outside. The custom double hung windows with operable awnings above allow for natural ventilation and extensive day-lighting, while enhancing the views. The split pitch roof design with standing seam metal roof harmonizes with the site. The home design includes drought and wind tolerant landscape design, saltwater swimming pool and a proposed photovoltaic array.

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    Ano Ano

    Interior renovation and addition to transform a 3 bedroom residence into a 5 bedroom adult residential care home. Design started from the roof and the need to blend the form of the addition into the complex shape and structure of the existing roof. Once the new shingles discolor to match the old, the new will be indistinguishable from the old.


    The design balances the regulation needs of a care home license with the progressive vision of the management team to offer a unique and beautiful care home property.


    Ocean views and views of the 25 acre site are offered from all rooms. A large, open concept living area fosters interaction and encourages socialization. Over 1500 square feet of lanais allow residents to experience the ocean and gardens of the property. The home is also fully powered by a new solar PV array and solar hot water system.

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    Boat Landing Cantina

    Hilton Waikoloa Village wanted to breathe new life into this Ocean Tower food and beverage outlet and worked with K&G to unify three separate service areas into one long, dramatic bar space. Work also included back of house upgrades to the kitchen and new bar equipment.


    The design uses a simple linear form to maximize service area and features a bar facing of alternating walnut, custom African teak liquor cabinetry, and an engineered stone bar top.

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    Private Residence - Wai'ki'i Ranch

    The design of the home was a careful collaboration between the client and K&G to meet the client’s needs while managing the realities of Hawaiian construction cost. The result is an open concept living area that separates the owner’s bedroom spaces with the office and guest functions of the other half of the house.


    The stained concrete floors and wood tones selected by the client all work together to give the home a true ranch feel. The front of the house features views of Mauna Kea, while the back features a sheltered lanai that overlooks rolling hills and ocean.

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    Lagoon Tower Room Renovation

    K&G worked with Indidesign to implement Hilton’s new concept for the Lagoon Tower at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. The dark stone, natural woods, grass textured wall covering, and floral carpets combine to bring a stronger Hawaiian feel to the rooms.


    The renovation consisted of 237 guest rooms completed over a 3 months with a challenging 6 rooms per day schedule. Work was completed in August of 2012.

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    Carry the Kettle Band Hall

    Klimt Architects first international project located in Saskatchewan, Canada. K&G was retained to help Carry the Kettle First Nation visualize a new administration building and community center.


    Temperature variations from -40 deg. F to +100 deg. F., high winds, and summer storms all combine to form one of the most demanding building environments anywhere in the world. The design features careful siting to maximize sun and heat gain in the winter and will feature deciduous trees, and screening to provide shade in the summer. Geothermal heating, solar, and wind power are also planned as part of the final design.


    Traditional forms were used for inspiration and the building will use local stone and wood for cladding and beam materials.

  • PROJECT INFO

    Monk Seal Facility

    K&G partnered with the Marine Mammal Center to design a small rescue and rehabilitation center to help save the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal. The project is located in the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority to take advantage of the ocean water supply infrastructure NELHA has in place.


    K&G managed the many county, state, and federal approvals that were needed during the design and planning process, and has worked closely with the client to streamline the project and stay within budget constraints.


    Construction is scheduled to start in March, 2013.

KLIMT ARCHITECTS

Klimt Architects understands that we have a unique opportunity to provide ground-breaking design while reducing our ecological footprint. We see the unfortunate overuse of the catch phrases ‘sustainable design’ and ‘green’ all too often. Good design principles by definition lead to smart, environmentally responsible solutions to complex issues. Whenever possible we integrate natural day-lighting, natural ventilation, and sustainable materials into our projects to enhance the environmental quality of the space and reduce embodied energy. We strive to create architecture that will continue to be aesthetically pleasing, functional, efficient, and durable for the life of the project.

We believe that communication is the foundation of a successful project. This philosophy builds ownership and consensus among all stakeholders, and the involvement of all parties ensures that everyone understands the goals for the project while building strong and respectful relationships. Our process is always client driven. We ask questions to understand opportunities and limitations and form our design solutions to allow the client to make choices best suited to their needs and the overall goals of the project.

CONTACT

P. 808 . 756 . 3122

E. kurt@klimtarc.com


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