Upon entering the foyer, bamboo becomes a visual theme. The use of structural steel allows for long interior spans, opening large spaces. These spaces organize around an interior circulation core of concrete walls and cantilevered stairs. Views of the pool and surrounding tropical vegetation are abundant, yet one feels concealed within the house due to the recessed nature of the first floor.

The design intent for Villa Hawai’i Kai is to provide a compositional layering of overlapping programatic spaces, influencing and promoting open choice.