Zane Kaka‘ako Lofts

Zane Development

Honolulu, Hawaii

The lofts are located in heart of Kaka`ako, a neighborhood in transition back to its historical residential roots and forward towards a densely populated urban community. The project navigates existing local codes while imagining a greater density and reduced parking footprint to account for the City’s proposed TOD Overlay. It sits half a block away from a future rail station and adjacent to the raised rail line. Two existing towers flank its sides with one more on the way. The structure is a combination of courtyard and urban block typologies, with a mix of live/work lofts, market-rate and reserved housing. Construction utilizes pre-fabricated steel panels (SIPs) to achieve an economic aggregate of units, a planted roof for on-site storm water management, photo voltaic panels for energy offset, and cross ventilation for passive cooling.