Located in Hawaii, United States, Waipolu Gallery and Studio was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Orientation on the site and precisely positioned overhangs mitigate the tropical sun. Along the other edge of the steeply sloped site, a bar of concrete, glass and stainless steel defines the linear studio space. Three horizontal trays separate guest quarters, home office and art display and storage. The building’s two elements are joined by a square tubular glass bridge that floats above a stone staircase linking all three levels. The land’s natural terracing offers each level its own private entry sequence. Following the topography, articulated landscape connects the new building to the existing house and garage.