SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

BreezeBlocks HNL

Lobby Display
Lobby Display
Collective
Arch235 
Fall 2015
Professor: Lance Walters

The persistence of Modernism in Hawaii is no more apparent than in the prevalent use of breeze-blocks throughout the Islands. Found in commercial, civic and residential buildings, new and old, these blocks are a direct link to the architectural movement that popularized them over 60 years ago. 

This project explores their history, as well as the potential of new block designs. Exploration of material, solid/void, mass and aggregation are key to this second-year design project.

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