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MAY 2018

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Three different architectural finishes were used on the exterior work of two six-story buildings in Hawaii called Keauhou Lane. Group Builders needed 7 to 74 people for this 179,181-square-foot (16,646.5 m²) project. Feature 62 MAY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Aloha Spirit on Apartment Buildings Exteriors PHOTOS COURTESY GROUP BUILDERS, INC. BY STEPHANIE MARIE CHIZIK N N estled near the beaches of Waikiki in bustling downtown Honolulu sit two six-story buildings that make up Keauhou Lane. In addition to the USS Arizona Memorial, Diamond Head State Monument, and the statue of King Kamehameha at Iolani Palace, the island of Oahu is now also home to the mixed apart- ments and retail space. Keauhou Lane, pronounced kay-ah-hō, was intended to reflect a kind of current: People flow through the area not only as residents and shoppers but, once the impending transit line enters the area at the end of the development, they will also flow from the rail. e design of the buildings, too, was developed by local architectural firm hi•arch•y LLP, which created a motif evoking elements from the historical use of the land. e area had been used by native Hawaiians to dry and cure salt. Because of the clay in the area, when the salt crystallized, it turned either white or a rusty red. As Phil Camp, the principal architect from hi•arch•y, explained, they derived the shape of the buildings — the podium base topped by articulated reveals and panels — from the cubic shape of the crystals. e buildings' hues, too, were chosen to match the original salt beds. e materials are all earth tones. With a total of 209 units — studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms — the two buildings needed to fit in with the surrounding beauty. Nothing takes you out of the turquoise blue waters of paradise like an unsightly building! So to keep the buildings up to snuff, a contracting crew from a local firm called Group Builders, Inc. was tasked with making the exterior surfaces match the well-planned design. From the Ground Up Brought in by general contractor Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Group Builders worked for about a year to coat the external surfaces. e crew, which varied in size CONCRETE ACRYLIC

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