Incorporating the Outdoor Environment into Interior Spaces
Mindfully-designed structures not only belong in their environments, but also create a sense of belonging in their visitors. This is particularly apparent in places of learning and respite. For Philip White and his team, this concept was at the helm of three distinctive projects: The Hawaii Nature Center, Molokai Lodge, and Hawaii Maritime Center. Increasing the perceived value of these under-appreciated facets of Hawaiian heritage – finite natural resources, ranching culture, and maritime tradition – presented a welcome challenge.