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Dark Band Studio

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ABOUT ME

Dark Band Studio is a professional hub for architecture and archviz, based in London. We try always to raise the limit but since the beginning of our story, the mission is always the same: architecture storytelling. Helping the design process and aiming the best quality asked is our daily challenge which can be materialised only juggling with most recent technology involved in the design flow. Instagram: @DarkBandStudio

My Top Software

3dsmax
Photoshop
V-Ray
Forest Pack

SM/AM House

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Brand new private house project located in Misano (Italy) for Menichetti + Caldarelli Architects. Meticulous attention was paid following client design guidelines for the landscape and material picks.

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Urban Contrast

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Five seconds after the first submission for the D2Challenge I said: "perhaps a not aerial version might worth it".

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The Seven Units | Menichetti + Caldarelli

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Dark Band Studio was commissioned by the very talented Menichetti + Caldarelli team to visualise their idea for a new concept of detached houses. We spent days to propose a vision of dialogue between the new units and the dramatic natural Umbria landscape.

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The Church

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

How much can you reduce the elements in a scene and still achieve a good dramatic image? Here is an experiment where we tried to keep it VERY simple! The scene includes 4 main materials (concrete sails and floor, timber benches and stage, weathered plaster, metal altar and cross) and few basic geometries (check the building steps underneath) so we hope you enjoy the final effects.

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An evening in Marrakesh

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Inspired by the wonderful El Fenn Hotel in Marrakesh, the latest Dark Band Studio project was developed aiming to capture the relation between the location lightness, which looks like floating over the water reflection, and the stereotomy of the elements and materials used in the scene.

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House in Monsaraz | Aires Mateus

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Forest Pack, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

House in Monsaraz designed by Aires Mateus and photographed by João Guimarães.

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Newport Street Gallery | Caruso St John Architect

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Newport Street Gallery designed by Carus St John Architects and captured by Jesús Granada for El Croquis magazine.

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3XN | Royal Arena

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Replication of Royal Arena in Copenhagen, designed by 3XN

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SM/AM House

Brand new private house project located in Misano (Italy) for Menichetti + Caldarelli Architects....

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Urban Contrast

Five seconds after the first submission for the D2Challenge I said: "perhaps a not aerial version...

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The Seven Units | Menichetti + Caldarelli

Dark Band Studio was commissioned by the very talented Menichetti + Caldarelli team to visualise...

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The Church

How much can you reduce the elements in a scene and still achieve a good dramatic image? Here is an...

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An evening in Marrakesh

Inspired by the wonderful El Fenn Hotel in Marrakesh, the latest Dark Band Studio project was...

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House in Monsaraz | Aires Mateus

House in Monsaraz designed by Aires Mateus and photographed by João Guimarães.

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Newport Street Gallery | Caruso St John Architect

Newport Street Gallery designed by Carus St John Architects and captured by Jesús Granada for El...

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3XN | Royal Arena

Replication of Royal Arena in Copenhagen, designed by 3XN

SM/AM House

Dark Band Studio

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

SM/AM House | Menichetti + Caldarelli
Dark Band Studio once again partnered with Menichetti + Caldarelli (Instagram: @menichetti_caldarelli) for a brand new private house project located in Misano (Italy). Meticulous attention was paid following client design guidelines for the landscape and material picks.

Find out more about Dark Band Studio
Website: www.darkbandstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio
Youtube: www.youtube.com/darkbandstudio

Studio:
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Italy

Urban Contrast

Dark Band Studio

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Five seconds after the first submission for the D2Challenge I said: “perhaps a not aerial version might worth it”. Looking around for inspiration about “horror vacui”…or something similar, I tried to bear in mind the main Hugh Ferriss guideline pairing it with astonishing attention to detail by Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, Big Guy, The Matrix) illustrations and dramatic landscape watercolour drawings by Gipi (UnaStoria, Notes for a War Story, Land of the Sons).
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We used 3DS Max + Vray + Photoshop.

Find out more about Dark Band Studio
Website: www.darkbandstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio
Youtube: www.youtube.com/darkbandstudio

Studio:
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: Hong Kong

The Seven Units | Menichetti + Caldarelli

Dark Band Studio

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Dark Band Studio was commissioned by the very talented Menichetti + Caldarelli team to visualise their idea for a new concept of detached houses. We spent days to propose a vision of dialogue between the new units and the dramatic natural Umbria landscape.

Follow Menichetti + Caldarelli on Instagram: @menichetti_caldarelli

We used 3DS Max + Vray + Photoshop.

Have a look to Dark Band Studio e-store HERE

Check this out to find out more about Dark Band Studio
Website: www.darkbandstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio
Youtube: www.youtube.com/darkbandstudio

Studio:
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned Project
Location: Gubbio

The Church

Dark Band Studio

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

How much can you reduce the elements in a scene and still achieve a good dramatic image? Here is an experiment where we tried to keep it VERY simple! The scene includes 4 main materials (concrete sails and floor, timber benches and stage, weathered plaster, metal altar and cross) and few basic geometries (check the building steps underneath) so we hope you enjoy the final effects.
This was a very funny and quick project to work on as it tested our skills in 3D and the Photoshop aspect.

We used 3DS Max + Vray + Photoshop.

Check this out to find out more about Dark Band Studio
Website: Coming Soon!
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio
Youtube: www.youtube.com/darkbandstudio
E-Store: www.gumroad.com/darkbandstudio

Studio:
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: London

An evening in Marrakesh

Dark Band Studio

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Inspired by the wonderful El Fenn Hotel in Marrakesh, the latest Dark Band Studio project was developed aiming to capture the relation between the location lightness, which looks like floating over the water reflection, and the stereotomy of the elements and materials used in the scene.

We used 3DS Max + Vray + Photoshop.

Have a look to Dark Band Studio e-store HERE

Check this out to find out more about Dark Band Studio
Website: www.darkbandstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio
Youtube: www.youtube.com/darkbandstudio
E-Store: www.gumroad.com/darkbandstudio

Studio:
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: Marrakesh

House in Monsaraz | Aires Mateus

Dark Band Studio

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Forest Pack, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

For our new archviz work, we selected the amazing House in Monsaraz designed by Portuguese architect Aires Mateus and inspired by the talented architectural photographer João Guimarães.
The most important target of our production is to grab and understand the contrasted relationship between this architectural impacting element and the surrounding landscape .
We used 3DS Max + ForestPack + Vray + Photoshop.

Full Project here:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/94074349/House-in-Monsaraz-Aires-Mateus

Our first collection of 2D cutout people is available here:
https://gumroad.com/darkbandstudio#fUGiw

Check this out to find out more about Dark Band Studio
Website: www.darkbandstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio
Youtube: www.youtube.com/darkbandstudio

Studio:
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: Monsaraz

Newport Street Gallery | Caruso St John Architect

Dark Band Studio

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

The third replication challenge has involved one of the newest and most interesting architecture in London, the Newport Street Gallery designed by Carus St John Architects and captured by Jesús Granada for El Croquis magazine.
The interpretation of natural ambient light is a key point to reproduce the dramatic effect generated within the room.
We used 3DS Max + Vray + Photoshop.

Full project and making of here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/89454683/Newport-Street-Gallery-Caruso-St-John-Architects

Check this out to find out more about Dark Band Studio
Website: www.darkbandstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio
Youtube: www.youtube.com/darkbandstudio

Studio: Hopkins Architects
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: London

3XN | Royal Arena

Dark Band Studio

January 17, 2021 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

After looking at an amazing post on 3XN official Instagram profile, we have decided to try a replication challenge!
The real picture is feature by a wonderful lighting and sun reflection on facade not so easy to match in the render. We used 3DS + Vray + Photoshop, furthermore, FloorGenerator modifier helped us in order to replicate the boards cladding over the vertical fins.

Are you curious to find out more features????? Have a look to our website and our instagram
Website: www.darkbandstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio

Studio:
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: Copenhagen

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