Maui Hawaii | 2009
Olinda Kaona means "Beautiful Town" in the native language of Maui. Located on the lower slopes of a volcano, this 65-acre walkable village features many "sustainable" design elements based on energy-efficient, passively-cooled design in the form of a mixed-use village center, 90 retirement units, a small winery which grows grapes on site, an extensive health spa and 90 small cottages, and a dozen single family homes. There are also many kinds of social commons, including a village gathering place and a very large park, and many smaller parks at the intersections of the extensive pedestrian pathway system that winds throughout the site. Greywater systems will be developed for all domestic and commercial needs as well as for use in agricultural irrigation.