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Alex Warr

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R_House

April 18, 2019 / in Photoshop, Rhinoceros, V-Ray / by Alex Warr

Located on a secluded site near Houston Texas, the R_House breaks down the typical house into three separate volumes.

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West Texas Retreat

April 18, 2019 / in Rhinoceros, V-Ray / by Alex Warr

A simple house remodel designed around light, material, and landscape.

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Vertical Monastery

April 18, 2019 / in Rhinoceros, V-Ray / by Alex Warr

Urban Vertical Monastery entry.

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Vertical Monastery

April 18, 2019 / in Photoshop, Rhinoceros, V-Ray / by Alex Warr

This project set out to develop an urban monastic prototype, transforming the traditional horizontal typology into a new form characterized by an urban location as well as vertical formal and organizational strategies. The set of renderings that were developed aimed to explore how the figure, massing, and materiality of the building could change with the weather and time of day.

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R_House

Located on a secluded site near Houston Texas, the R_House breaks down the typical house into three...

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West Texas Retreat

A simple house remodel designed around light, material, and landscape.

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Vertical Monastery

Urban Vertical Monastery entry.

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Vertical Monastery

This project set out to develop an urban monastic prototype, transforming the traditional horizontal...

R_House

Alex Warr

April 18, 2019 / in Photoshop, Rhinoceros, V-Ray / by Alex Warr

This series of images looks to capture different atmospheres and moments that the client may find during the everyday. By creating a holistic 3D environment, the project was able to be explored in full and the images were not limited to preconceived compositions. This process allows for the images to tell a more realistic story of the place.

Located in on a secluded site, surrounded by tall pines, this project breaks the typical house plan into three programmatic volumes. This separation allows each room to have maximum access to light and views of the forest. These different volumes are connected by two small programmed passageways, and are unified by a single roof line that is manipulated to allow for a loft space and unique spatial moments that gather light. This singular canopy ties the project together, giving each volume it’s own unique spatial and lighting qualities, while resonating with the surrounding tree canopy.

The massing strategy also allows the project to be built over the course of multiple phases that fit the client’s changing lifestyle, family size, and timeline.

Studio: n/a
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: Houston

West Texas Retreat

Alex Warr

April 18, 2019 / in Rhinoceros, V-Ray / by Alex Warr

Here I was commissioned to composed and make three images of a house remodel in the West Texas Desert. The project became about creating 3 different moments one might encounter if living in the house. Rendered with only natural light, the images let the space, materiality, light, and the building’s relationship to the landscape speak with the loudest voices.

Studio: Alex Warr
Personal/Commissioned: Commissioned
Location:

Vertical Monastery

Alex Warr

April 18, 2019 / in Rhinoceros, V-Ray / by Alex Warr

This project set out to develop an urban monastic prototype, transforming the traditional horizontal typology into a new form characterized by an urban location as well as vertical formal and organizational strategies.

This image was rendered with Vray for Rhino, various free models I downloaded, and PG skies. This workflow of Vray for Rhino is not one that you see much on forums these days, but as an architecture student working on renders for myself, it is the easiest way to make images (a similar workflow would be rendering with Vray in sketch-up).

I prefer workflows like this (with as few steps / programs as possible) so that we students and architects can use these images as design tools instead of just finished presentation material.

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Personal/Commissioned: Personal
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Vertical Monastery

Alex Warr

April 18, 2019 / in Photoshop, Rhinoceros, V-Ray / by Alex Warr

For a number of decades, new forms of monasticism have been developing, and can be generally characterized, not by reclusive reflection, isolation and prayer, but by immersion in community life and social service. Many of these new organizations have been locating in urban areas, but to date there has been no effort to typify a spatial organization for this emerging phenomenon. The studio set out to develop an urban monastic prototype, transforming the traditional horizontal typology into a new form characterized by an urban location as well as vertical formal and organizational strategies.

The site is located on a steep hillside along the Mississippi River bluffs. Surrounded by industry and vegetation, the project becomes a changing icon on the buffs of the Mississippi that respects the history of the site while responding to the greater context of the Memphis skyline.

The set of renderings that were developed aimed to explore how the figure, massing, and materiality of the building could change with the weather and time of day.

These were rendered with Vray for Rhino, various free models I downloaded, and PG skies. This workflow of Vray for Rhino is not one that you see much on forums these days, but as an architecture student working on renders for myself, it is the easiest way to make images (a similar workflow would be rendering with Vray in sketch-up).

I prefer workflows like this (with as few steps / programs as possible) so that we students and architects can use these images as design tools instead of just finished marketing material.

Studio: n/a
Personal/Commissioned: Personal Project
Location: Memphis

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