Below is a proposal for a riverwalk and gazebo area for the Fort DeRussy Beach Park. Because of the presence of an existing vast expanse of grassy area, as well as it is left empty most of the time, this proposal creates more variety of recreational uses out of the existing underused space. The middle … Continue reading Proposal Around Fort DeRussy Beach Park
Originally published July 12, 2016 This blog covers the environmental and cultural aspects of the 2016 Hybrid Re-Design proposal. Along the Ala Wai Canal, there would be lo'i kalo or taro patches and fishponds via an extensive aquaponics system. Also, culturally, there would be significant trees, plants and an arboretum. New structures include lava rock … Continue reading My Plan for the Ala Wai: Cultural, Environmental and Legal Aspects
Below is a diagrammatic map, architectural sketches, and artistic rendering that show the location and design of a farmer’s market which is located close to the Ala Wai Boat Harbor. Above. Diagrammatic map that shows location (in red) of pavilions at new farmers market Above. Architectural sketches of pavilions at new … Continue reading New Farmers Market Near the Hawaiʻi Convention Center and Ala Wai Boat Harbor
When it comes to making a big change in your life you have to want it more than you fear it. Unknown Above. A map which shows the location of the aquaponics which involve fish and taro; heritage centers and residences, shown in orange; lock and dam near the Manoa-Palolo Drainage Canal; and a “heiau” … Continue reading Proposed Ala Wai “Heiau” and Lock and Dam
First published December 19, 2018 Updated March 23, 2020 How does one start to understand the Ala Wai Canal problem? To truly understand the Ala Wai Problem, one needs to know what is the Ala Wai Watershed and how stormwater flows through it. The best visual is in the following document. Unfortunately, for those who are … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem
Updated April 8, 2020 https://youtu.be/8aRdSc8YDvA Above. Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017 Ala Wai Watershed Special Resource Study Report, February 15, 2017 Click the above link to read the full PDF documentwhich contains the impetus for the Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017 Frequently Asked Questions In your design, you put a "heiau,” or an ancient Hawaiian place … Continue reading The Former “Director of Public Outreach” of a DC based Train Organization Proposes a “Heiau” in Waikiki
First Published September 5, 2017 Updated May 20, 2020 Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely. --Unknown This blog is to point out the large number of Albizia trees located in the lush valley of Mānoa, a district in Honolulu, Hawaii, home of The University of Hawaii at Mānoa. The presence of the Albizia trees … Continue reading A Seemingly Harmless Verdant Expanse in Mānoa Threatens Waikiki!
Updated July 29, 2017 and July 15, 2020 Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.--Unknown Where the Mānoa Stream and the Pālolo Stream meet, you can easily compare, with a naked eye, the murkiness of the Mānoa Stream to the clarity … Continue reading At the Mānoa – Pālolo Stream, We Find the Culprit of the Threat to Waikiki