Monday, August 27, 2012

OBSERVATIONS-beach cabins OAHU's N.Shore


The floor plans illustrates a typical open space for an "A frame" cabin found on OAHU’s north shore. A common denominator among most traditional single family homes are the extended roof overhangs and spacious Lanais. The traditional roof shape is either double pitched or in form of an “A” frame. The latter draws its inspiration from the indigenous Halau structure found throughout the islands. 
In Hawaii, the Lanai is widely used for recreation and rest, but it is also perceived as a symbol of culture and regional identity

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