Participants from Team IBM which consisted of Dean Sakamoto Architects, Benjamin Woo Architects and Ferraro Choi collaborated to build the Basalt Columns of Iceland in sand at the 38th Annual Sandcastle Esquisse at Kailua Beach Park. Team IBM captured the Best Use of Materials Prize. This event was hosted by the American Institute of Architecture Students Hawaii Chapter from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Dean Sakamoto photo.
For more info on the Basalt Columns and pics of other cool architecturally inspiring rock formations see: http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2010/12/07/good-day-at-black-rock-10-cool-columnar-basalt-formations/