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Tradition and Design

When we are designing new interiors and creating them in a specific style of any ancient culture we have to look back and study the original very precisely. Those old cultures grew very slowly over time and adapted using local material and construction traditions to build perfect homes that are resistant to their existing local environments.
The traditions tell us stories from their history, teaching us techniques how to use and treat local materials, and finally giving us the skills to build.
Those values that we inherit are of enormous value to us and it is essential that we continue to educate our future generations.
Malia Acohido did an exemplary such job with her Thesis Project Hana Aloha Hale.
She went back to the traditions of the Hawaiian Hale which is a fascinating sustainable structure. She used the beauty of Hawaiian nature as her inspiration, and created an exciting example how hospitality on Hawaii can be successfully designed. It was a great experience for me to be Malia’s adviser for this beautiful project.
Thank you Malia!

Peter Klick, Harrington College of Design, Chicago
Interior Design, Spring and Summer Semester, 2009


About the Author

Peter Klick
klipet0520 North Barrington IL USA

... worked for over 35 years as an Interior Designer all over Europe and N America having his own interior design company since 1984.
... moved from Switzerland to Chicago in 1999.
Since then: Interior Design Educator at the Harrinton College of Designand an Interior Designer working for Chicago based firms and clients.


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Publish Date  August 17, 2009

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  164 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Education

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