Lenka Petráková is a Slovak architect who designed a breathtaking floating ocean cleaning and research facility named 8th Continent as her thesis project back in 2017. Recently, her project started making rounds again after the Jacques Rougerie Foundation awarded the project the 2020 Grand Prix Award for Architecture and Innovation of the Sea.
According to the architect, the name 8th Continent comes from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is often nicknamed “The 8th Continent”. Lenka says that the object combines a research and education facility with an ocean plastic recycling center. “The project uses marine science and knowledge to showcase the increasingly troubling side of marine environments, not as a new phenomenon, but as the result of centuries of human – ocean interactions,” explains the architect. “This unique meeting platform should bring people to this distant environment and fight against the dilution that we cannot hurt the ocean by our action onshore.”
Homeowners are trading square footage for features, particularly those that increase accessibility, according to the American Institute of Architects’ Q1 2017 Home Design Trends Survey.
In-home accessibility (59%), single-floor plans (53%) and open-space layouts (51%) were the biggest home-design trends of 2017. Demand for accessibility and open-space layouts has dropped since Q1 2016, while interest in single-floor plans climbed 6 percentage points during the period.
Resembling three interlocking circles and covered with thousands of white porcelain tiles that reflect the shimmering waters of Lake Alster, the Fontenay, will debut in the German city of Hamburg this fall. The Leading Hotels of the World property will be the first five-star hotel to debut in the European city in 18 years.
Here’s a certain type of house that people love to hate. They’re called “McMansions,” and architecture critic Kate Wagner has dedicated her website, McMansion Hell, to explaining why these houses rub people the wrong way.
Founded in 1907, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild is a volunteer organization committed to raising funds for the services and programs of Eskenazi Health Services whose mission is to advocate, care, teach, and serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County.
SU Podium exists so that anyone can create beautiful, photo-realistic renders from their SketchUp models without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program. SU Podium runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish, and makes use of the SketchUp features that you’re already familiar with to achieve impressive results. It is intuitive to SketchUp users, easy to grasp for beginners, and the simple interface and versatile presets cut the learning curve to minutes instead of months.
SketchUp, also known as Google Sketchup, is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game designs. It is available in a free version (SketchUp Make) and a paid version with additional functionality (SketchUp Pro).
Acting, Directing, Singing and Dancing may be what you know them by, but they are also interested and passionate about various other fields including interior design. Some of these artists take this passion farther and work on some projects for family, friends, etc.