Having studied environmental design, Savinova evokes the essence of European cities in her work Genius Loci. According to the ancient Romans, the “genius loci” is the protective spirit of a dwelling, a spectre possessed with the distinctive atmosphere of a city. By cobbling together domestic structures specific to each culture, Savinova’s collages are more than a medium of contrasting doors, windows, and roof lines. The works become an entirely new organism composed of the many specific parts unique to its’ genesis. Genius Loci is the ephemeral mood and mind of manmade landscape, the various hobbles and haunts home to something more.
Interactive Model is a radical new marriage of modern multimedia presentation techniques with traditional scale models in the form of an interactive table. This system creates an opportunity to present all the ideas, analysis and advantages of a concept in a captivating, engaging and highly attractive way.
Starved Rock Lodge is 75 years old this year. The log and stone structure was designed by Joseph F. Booten and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. After a winter hike it’s cozy by the fireplace and not so crowded as in the summer months.