WORDS Mary Garner
This holiday retreat, situated in Maui, Hawaii and designed by US architect Erin Moore of FLOAT, is made up of two pavilions that sit on the edge of a lava formation that is 300 years old.
The first enclosed pavilion features a reading nook, bed and a small desk. This cabin has a view of the lava flow and gets the first morning light. The simple structure, which is clad in wood and polycarbonate, was built on top of four concrete blocks to minimise any impact on the formation.
The second covered platform is made of galvanised steel. It features a shower, terrace and a compact outdoor kitchen, with brilliant views of the ocean and neighbouring island of Kahoolawe.