Designing a Home Fitness Space

As we navigate a new world where group fitness classes are restricted and many worry about exercising in enclosed gyms with strangers, home fitness has taken on new relevance. Many homeowners would be surprised to learn they actually do have space for a dedicated exercise room on their existing properties.

Designing A Multi-Purpose Space At Home

In recent months, many of us have experienced sharing spaces with our families in ways we had not been before. What was once a living room suddenly morphed overnight into a classroom and a home office – or perhaps a classroom and two home offices!

If there is a design trend for 2020 and beyond, it is flexibility. Particularly because we tend to live in more crowded housing because of the cost of living and smaller properties in Hawaii, we need to make the most of square footage by designing multi-purpose residential spaces for maximum flexibility.

KCAA Atherton Preschool Project

It will welcome its first students – keiki as young as two years of age – this fall.

It was over five years ago when WhiteSpace first began discussing the project with Kimo Steinwascher, chairman of the KCAA Board of Trustees, and Christina Cox, KCAA president.

The Atherton Preschool desperately needed more classrooms. Though the non-profit’s budget was extremely tight, the Atherton Preschool did have the space: A derelict, 1940s-era cottage existed on the property, but it was unusable and unsafe.

New Searider Productions’ facility moves towards spring completion

New Searider Productions’ facility moves towards spring completion Wai‘anae High School’s New Searider Productions’ facility moves towards spring completion WhiteSpace Architects’ design for the new multi-million-dollar Searider Productions’ media-education center is coming to life. The new 8,500-square-foot facility is still located on the western side of the Wai‘anae High campus. Two newly designed and constructed […]

Cool your home naturally

Cool your home naturally Thoughtful Architectural Design Can Cool Your Home Naturally We lived – and sweated! – through record-breaking heat this summer in Hawaii. And that trend, unfortunately, is likely to continue. Hot days are great for the beach, but they can sure make a home unbearable, if it’s not designed for airflow efficiency. […]

HICraft Kitchen

HICraft Kitchen HICraft Kitchen in Kakaako is a recently completed WhiteSpace design that highlights the critical role the client relationship plays in a project’s success. The 1,200-square-foot eatery – which had a soft opening in March – is located within the Keauhou Lane mixed-use project on Keawe Street. HICraft Kitchen seats 35 in the restaurant’s […]

North Shore Family Surfing Haven

North Shore Family Surfing Haven Surfing Family Haven on the North ShoreA family getaway for surf, laughter, and relaxation. WhiteSpace Architects recently completed a 2,200-square-foot oceanfront North Shore residence for a local family of avid surfers to enjoy on the weekends. An original home on the 6,700-square-foot property was built in the 1940s, but WhiteSpace’s […]

Kaimuki Hale

Kaimuki Hale The Heart and Soul of Kamaaina Living One of the great aspects of being an architect is the chance to work with people and create meaningful spaces for them to live in, work in and play in. In the project below, we had the pleasure to work with a charming family, settling into [...]

Honolulu Coffee Experience

Honolulu Coffee Experience Wins BIA-Hawaii Overall Grand Award WhiteSpace Architects transformed a dilapidated ‘80s icon, the old Hard Rock Cafe on Kalakaua, into Honolulu Coffee Company’s new flagship café and coffee experience, saving an old building in the heart of Ala Moana and creating a showcase of coffee from field to cup. Honolulu Coffee Company [...]

Award-Winning Program Gets a Boost

Award-Winning Program Gets a Boost Inspired by the Evolution in New Media and Education The new 8,500-square-foot facility will be located on the site of the current one, which is located on the western side of the Waianae High campus. The award-winning program has long outgrown the two buildings (totaling approximately 5,500 square feet) that [...]