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Designing the Dream Holiday Home

September 23, 2020 Lauren Donnebaum

This year may not be remembered as the most opportune one for far flung holiday destinations. Perhaps that was why we were inundated with hundreds of incredible entries asking you to design your dream holiday home in SketchUp. It was a real struggle selecting a winner but we're happy to announce the winner, Aulia Syamsir, and runner-up, Adam Radwanski.

Take a holiday below. No passport or plane required.

Aulia Syamsir - Winner

Hi, I'm Aulia. I'm a MSc student at the University of Bath and currently undertaking an industrial placement in Galliard Homes, London. I've been using SketchUp in my entire architectural journey as it is an extremely helpful tool to effectively communicate my design ideas.

I'm always longing for the ocean as the result of being born and raised in an archipelagic country. My attachment to sea water carves my definition of leisure to be a restful vacation at the beach. Inspired by the Manta Resort in Tanzania, I created this floating cabin for people to have a retreat, far away from civilization. It is a hybrid of offshore suite and underwater resort. The idea is to have a submerged bedroom that allows you to gaze at marine life, and a deck where you can chill while sunbathing.

Instagram : auliasyaffitri
LinkedIn : Aulia Syaffitri Syamsir


Adam Radwanski - Runner Up

I am a student currently studying my second year Masters of Architecture at Arts University Bournemouth alongside freelance digital modelmaking and visualisation work. In my first year of study, a yew handled wood axe was produced for a project, in reflection of my time spent in Iceland, which has informed and developed a craft driven design process through my current work. This axe has now informed the dream holiday home, a retreat that could be hand crafted using only such a tool, reminiscent also of the Icelandic cabin that informed the conception of the axe in the original project.

Instagram: a.radwanski

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