Philpotts Interiors

ONE Ala Moana

Honolulu, Oʻahu, HI

One Ala Moana, a 200-unit luxury condominium with a fashion forward sense of quality and elegance, was designed as a refuge and retreat for the residents. Despite being positioned adjacent to the hustle and bustle of one of the largest shopping centers in the world, it retains a separateness.

The architecture and interior design create a sense of community and togetherness that was a major goal of the client. From the functionality of the resident’s common gathering spaces to the symbolism of the design motifs, a sense of fellowship has been created in this luxurious residence.

Residents and guests are greeted by tailored walnut and brass inlay wall panels, articulated wood ceilings, and custom back-lit art glass created by local artisans. Seamless transitions from interior to exterior provide an integrally woven environment. On the amenity Terrace Level is a woven wood wall, custom made by a local craftsman.

First-class amenities provide gathering places for the residents to connect. There is a chef’s table, private dining room, fitness center and private shopping salon. Each was given its own personality with art niches, tailored fabric wall panels, and a deconstructive use of structure.

Accent Wall Detail

The pool deck is adorned with hau tree trellises, falling water walls and edible gardens.  A large pool with bubbling tubs is perfectly scaled to the deck and interior amenity Terrace. Cabanas for gathering, fire pits and artistic lounges for private places of retreat provide an opportunity for the residents to get away from it all. Exterior lounges that extend from the wine room, chef’s table and private dining room continue an interwoven tapestry.  Warm teak woods, basalt volcanic rock and textured stone adorn these spaces for practicality and a sense of warmth.

The design team aimed to complement the feeling of an exclusive community with seamless interior and exterior environments that provide a sense of calm serenity and belonging.  Warm woods, patterns with contextual and familiar references to island living, textured materials that reflect the environment and luxurious fabrics were carefully integrated into the architectural design.

We participated in all phases of design from programming, space planning, concept, design development, construction documentation, furniture selection and procurement as well as accessory selection.  The interiors team worked closely with the design team to ensure execution was in line with the intent, client expectations, budget and schedule.

Garden Sculpture Detail