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The State of the Blog / Birthday #6

Today marks the 6th year this Blog is running! The old saying stays true this time around as well – time indeed flies when you’re having fun. I hope you had lots of it here in the past year while sharing, learning and challenging yourself with new architectural visualisation work. Most of you probably take some much-needed R&R this month as I do and I wish you all the best and lots of fun, looking forward seeing you here during year no. 7 with more great stuff starting here with a recap, plans for the future and great giveaways as usual.

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Nakagin Capsule Tower by Bertrand Benoit

Bertrand Benoit showcases his latest creation, three months in the making – The 3d recreation of the 1972 Metabolistic Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo by the late architect Kisho Kurokawa. This is a full-CG attempt at modeling and rendering a detail-heavy urban scene, and a pretty successful one (no surprise here!). We’ve seen this project being referenced before by Jean-Marc Emy in his winning CityLIFE challenge entry. It is unique and so is Bertrand’s work on it.

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Making of Hotel 114

Thomas Vournazos, from Slashcube, posted on the forums a super cool looking visual of Hotel 114 – A small project he did for a hotel design in Oberkampf area in Paris. Showcasing a vibrant, night life scenario, was the main goal for this image and nicely done. Using Maxon’s Cinema 4D along with Corona for C4D, Thomas describes his workflow in this article for all to learn from. Enjoy!

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ENDÉMICO by GRACIA STUDIO

More wine related inspiration for The Vineyard challengers today. Located in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s Wine Country, Baja California, a set of twenty independent rooms of twenty square meters each are nestled in the landscape as part of the Endémico Resguardo Silvestre project. Operated by Grupo Habita, a Design Hotels member, it includes a winery and a residential area as well. Very much open world style, and inline with the challenge programmatic brief!

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Making of Arts & Crafts

Diego Querol shared his beautiful Arts&Crafts images back in March on the forums. Since then he shared two more sets related to this great personal project, the upper area of the studio and a Tattoo Salon, as well as winning the 3dawards with the image behind. Today he takes us for a ride into his great looking mess of things, breaking it down to bits from initial concept to final post-production. Enjoy!

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