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Ala Wai Apartments

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1953, Wimberly and Cook. 2319 Ala Wai Blvd.
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)

This four-story, flat-roofed, modernist apartment building centers on a painted-brick body; its round-arched entrance is the only concession to ornamentation. A dozen apartments, with steel-awning windows, cantilever out from both sides of the main body, with a central lateral-running hallway providing access to the four units on each floor. Straightforward, functional fire escapes demarcate the termini of the halls. Elevation of the apartments gives the ground floor some breathing room, even if only for parking.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Ala Wai Apartments", [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, 162-162.

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