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The artist’s life takes form in new apartment building

  • Video by Jamm Aquino / jaquino@staradvertiser.com

    Ola ka 'Ilima Artspace Lofts in Kakaako is preparing for a grand opening Feb. 27.

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                                Lauren Chai sits inside her and fiance Nathan Evans’ unit at Ola ka ‘Ilima Artspace Lofts in Kakaako. The affordable-housing complex is the first of its kind in Hawaii, with 84 units of ample living and workspace for artists and their families. Units feature high ceilings, large windows, durable surfaces, large doors and wide hallways to accommodate a variety of creative activities.

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    Lauren Chai sits inside her and fiance Nathan Evans’ unit at Ola ka ‘Ilima Artspace Lofts in Kakaako. The affordable-housing complex is the first of its kind in Hawaii, with 84 units of ample living and workspace for artists and their families. Units feature high ceilings, large windows, durable surfaces, large doors and wide hallways to accommodate a variety of creative activities.

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                                Resident manager Rathana So shows the communal kitchen at the lofts.

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    Resident manager Rathana So shows the communal kitchen at the lofts.

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                                So walks along the sixth floor at Ola ka ‘Ilima Artspace Lofts.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    So walks along the sixth floor at Ola ka ‘Ilima Artspace Lofts.

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                                Julie Alexander, an asset manager for the building, shows some of the planter boxes, which are recycled from old cow troughs.

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    Julie Alexander, an asset manager for the building, shows some of the planter boxes, which are recycled from old cow troughs.

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                                One of the many communal areas at Ola ka ‘Ilima Artspace Lofts.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    One of the many communal areas at Ola ka ‘Ilima Artspace Lofts.

A new community in Kakaako has come to life where neighbors may be just as likely to borrow a tube of acrylic paint or an ukulele string as a cup of sugar or a stick of butter. Read more

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