CASA MAUI, HAWAII
We believe that to create a work of art we must have the power to imagine, and, at the same time, to maintain a coherent discipline.
During the early nineties Aldo Andreoli had the opportunity to collaborate with famous italian architect Ettore Sottsass at the design of a house to be built in the island of Maui, Hawaii.
The project consisted in the design of a single family house located in Kula, the beautiful hills below the volcan Haleakala.
The cutting edge project was designed by Sottsass Associates in Italy, using the metric system. Andreoli was assigned the task of translating the construction documents into imperial measurements and american
Such a task forced Andreoli to collaborate with local Hawaiian architect Richard Young, visit the site, understand its constraints and learn the basics of wood-frame construction. He also found himself in the position of having to mediate between two very different design cultures: the italian style and the american pragmatism.
After this experience Andreoli decided to remain in the USA, to pursue the rest of his career.
This house was recently published in Dwell Magazine, in May 2016 Issue.
PROJECT DESIGN USA: Aldo Andreoli
AOR: Richard Young
PHOTO CREDITS: Acme Studio
ISOMETRIC DRAWING: Aldo Andreoli