By now, it is probably no surprise to most of us that the modern environment is full of architectural wonders, whether it be the glass skyscrapers of Shanghai or the shimmering waterfalls of Tokyo.
But what if we could build an architectural history notebook that we could use to capture, analyze and share our own architectural heritage?
This is what a collaboration between the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the National Museums of Hawaii, the University and the Honolulu Museum of Art has done.
This collaboration began in 2010 when the University, with the support of the National Museum of Hawaii and the University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, started an initiative to build a modern landscape notebook.
The aim of this project was to build an app that would allow the student to visualize, analyze, and share the history and heritage of Honolulu in an intuitive, easy to use, and accessible way.
We also wanted to create a book that could be cherished by its owner.
In order to accomplish these goals, we needed to build out a web app, an interactive website, and an e-book to help students visualize and share their Honolulu history.
We have also decided to create an app for the students to access the history of the University itself, with maps, photos, and more.
These tools allow us to make a history app, and we are excited to share it with the world!
The project started with a simple idea: a collection of islands on the west coast of Hawaii that are all different.
Each island has a history and has been visited by the UH community.
This history has been documented by the University for many years.
The goal of this app is to provide an easy and fun way for students to get involved in this history and share it.
In 2016, we began a research project to gather information on the history on these islands.
Our research focused on the architecture of the islands and how they were used by the community.
The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and a grant from the Hawaiian Islands Department of Education.
We also used the National Historic Landmark Commission’s collection of architectural photos and other information about the islands to determine which of the three islands would make the book.
We have now released a comprehensive digital history notebook, complete with images and information about each island.
We hope the app will be a great resource for students and faculty alike.
The book is now available for free download and will be available for the first time on March 10, 2019.
The app will feature the islands on display, with new islands added every week.
We plan to offer a book-specific app for students in the coming months.
This is a new era for Honolulu, where the city has become the hub of the Hawaiian islands.
This is an opportunity to share the rich history of our island with the rest of the world, while also making history accessible for all of us.
If you are interested in becoming a digital history project manager for a museum or research institute, or a student at any of our participating universities, contact us for more information.