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Maui Land and Pineapple Headquarters

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1971, Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo. 120 Kane St.

Sequestered from the outside world behind a masonry perimeter wall, the corporate headquarters of Maui's fourth-largest private landowner enjoys a serenely intimate privacy. A complex of three single-story, frame buildings is set in a lush garden courtyard with an inviting, low-ceilinged, flat-roofed walkway connecting the buildings. An ancient stone and a rock-lined dry pool establish secondary foci away from the buildings, adding to the dynamic interplay of buildings, walkway, and garden. Double-pitched hipped roofs with wide overhangs provide shade for the offces' full-height windows, reinforcing the shelter-vista dialogue and instilling a sense of spatial harmony. Maui Pineapple was initially formed as a subsidiary of Alexander and Baldwin to handle the company's pineapple operations on Maui. In 1969, this company formally separated from its parent company to become Maui Land and Pineapple.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Maui Land and Pineapple Headquarters", [Lahaina, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 189-190.

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