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Reception Pavilion

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1988, Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)

Fronted by a porte-cochere with a double-pitched hipped roof, the Village's spacious reception pavilion is open to the outdoors on three sides, with only louvered, folding doors in case of bad weather. Bedecked by hanging tendrils of white thunbergia vine, surrounded by lush gardens, and offering ocean views, this lobby's tropical character is further elaborated by columns with a delicate, floral relief pattern, back-lit at night. Skylights and square pyramidal ceiling accents vary the spatial flow, as does the sunken bar with its central banyan tree.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Reception Pavilion", [Honolulu, 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, 158-158.

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