Summer 2016

Between projects and vacations, I’ve had some time to get up to speed with the latest version of the V-ray rendering software and the Blender 3D modeling program. This pair of images are from a model I used both to produce images for a project, and as a way to test some of the neat new features of the software, Chief among them is a much faster rendering engine that cut my computer processing time by almost ten-fold!

bunk room render version 1

bunk room render version 2

This next pair was also rendered in Vray for Blender, used for an exterior scene.

pool bar rendering open

pool bar rendering closed

These are some other marketing images I prepared recently. One is for new residential construction, and the other one is a facade renovation for a familiar local Charlottesville retail location.

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Spring 2016

I finally had a nice long vacation to start off the summer! Here are a batch of renders and illustrations from the past few months.

 

new apartment building rendering
new apartment building rendering

 

builder house plan type illustration
builder house plan type illustration

 

builder house plan type illustration
builder house plan type illustration

 

rendered floor plan for meeting space expansion
rendered floor plan for meeting space expansion

 

cutaway rendering of new meeting space
cutaway rendering of new meeting space

 

exterior rendering for new construction
exterior rendering for new construction

 

open plan first floor
open plan first floor

 

view from living room into kitchen/ dining area
view from living room into kitchen/ dining area

 

master suite bathroom rendering
master suite bathroom rendering

 

Prosposed living room common area
Proposed living room common area

 

Illustration of a proposed dining room in an assisted living facility
Illustration of a proposed dining room in an assisted living facility

 

Marketing renderings of townhouses that are currently under construction.
Marketing renderings of townhouses that are currently under construction.

 

basement renovation, 3D rendering design studies for making a new finished space with a bar and media center
basement renovation, 3D rendering design studies for making a new finished space with a bar and media center

 

view from the proposed bar area towards the media center
view from the proposed bar area towards the media center

Visualization examples

Seeing something before it is built is one of the most powerful aspects of architectural visualization. Having the ability to compare a photo of an existing building or site and then seeing the same view with the proposed project inserted as a photo montage can be incredibly useful to both client and designer. Additionally, being able to generate variations in the proposed design gives the user the tools to assess the way to move forward with the design in a way that other forms of drawing can’t match. Modest as these projects are, you can see how the tool of architectural visualization can help give form to ideas in an effective and engaging way.

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Landscape renderings

Most of the time, the landscape is in the periphery of my projects, something to give the architecture context and contrast. Once in a while though, I have the opportunity to work on a project that is all about the landscape. This project called for rendering a bridge and water feature that will replace an existing culvert. These series of views show the bridge from different vantage points and explains how it integrates the different parts of the landscape.

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