Ti Resort

Conceptual Project-2015

"Vacation. A Hawaiian vacation. The word vacation itself is full of energy, yet remains calm. From Latin it means “the freedom from something”. In Hawaiian culture Ti plants were believed to possess divine power, priests used them in rituals to ward off evil spirits, and to call in the good. While doing research, I found that almost 8 million people vacation in Hawaii each year. Why take a vacation? What makes us leave our homes, our jobs, our daily schedules to go and venture out into the unfamiliar….vacation…It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. It’s the feeling of the airplane leaving the ground, taking you to your paradise. it’s the feeling when you clip your seatbelt as your dad turns on the car. This resort isn’t a outing, it’s a means of protection from the outside world, a retreat. It creates dreams and memories for our families. It cleanses and calms… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called a hawaiian resort, it’s called the Ti . It lets us live like we used to as children – to nothing due the next day, nobody but those you care about to forge a beautiful memory, to a place where we know we are loved."

The Ti -