ISSUE 16  |  Perfect Accessories

Architect Visit: Craig Steely Lavaflow 3

April 20, 2009 10:16 AM

BY Julie Carlson

San Francisco architect Craig Steely has made a name for himself designing modernist houses perched on lava flows in Hawaii; Lavaflow 3 is located on the Puna coastline of the Big Island and is sited to allow views of the ocean from all rooms. Overhangs, slats, and louvered walls provide privacy from the nearby street and protection from the prevailing weather direction.