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Dark Band Studio

www.darkbandstudio.com


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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
After Effects
Floor Generator

The Church

June 24, 2020 / 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

June 24, 2020 / 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

June 24, 2020 / 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

June 24, 2020 / 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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JY House | Studio Arthur Casas

June 24, 2020 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Floor Generator, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

JY House designed by Studio Arthur Casas from Brazil

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3XN | Royal Arena

June 24, 2020 / in 3dsmax, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Replication of Royal Arena in Copenhagen, designed by 3XN

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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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JY House | Studio Arthur Casas

JY House designed by Studio Arthur Casas from Brazil

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3XN | Royal Arena

Replication of Royal Arena in Copenhagen, designed by 3XN

The Church

Dark Band Studio

June 24, 2020 / 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

June 24, 2020 / 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

June 24, 2020 / 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

June 24, 2020 / 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

JY House | Studio Arthur Casas

Dark Band Studio

June 24, 2020 / in 3dsmax, After Effects, Floor Generator, Photoshop, V-Ray / by Dark Band Studio

Personal / Commissioned: Personal Project

Location: London Brazil

Inspired by the wonderful JY House, designed by Studio Arthur Casas from Brazil and captured by the master of architectural photography Fernando Guerra | FG+SG.
This time we have decided to interpret the warm vibe starting from the original picture hoping you will like the final result. We used 3DS + Vray + Photoshop, furthermore, FloorGenerator modifier.

Are you curious to find out more features???
Website: www.darkbandstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkbandstudio
Youtube: www.youtube.com/darkbandstudio

Studio:
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: London

3XN | Royal Arena

Dark Band Studio

June 24, 2020 / 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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