Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kona Kai, Philadelphia, PA - Part 2

Today we continue examing more blueprints and drawings prepared by Armet & Davis for the Philidelphia Kona Kai. These plans were developed for the column tikis and carved wooden panels inside the restaurant.

The drawing above is interesting because it clearly shows two different design styles inside the restaurant, a cartoon "Disneyized" tiki on the left and a traditional Maori design for the panels.

Take a look at the carved Maori panel you can see on the interior picture of the restaurant I showed in Part 1 of this series and compare to the drawings, they were right on.

Architectural plans from the collection of Armet & Davis and Sven Kirsten.

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