What will New York look like in 20 years? I think it won’t change much. It is a city that everyone in the world knows, a real icon. Some people are lucky to have been there. I am among the majority and i know this city only from photos, films, music, posters … All these forms of art have created a vision of this city that is unique.
When i started working on this competition, i quickly realized that i didn’t want to focus on designing futuristic buildings. I wanted to show how i see this city, and the architecture that was supposed to appear on Hudson Yards is just an excuse.
My idea is based on the creation of one large object that would become a visual gateway to the city. A huge cube with a sphere cut out inside (or maybe a big apple) frames the surrounding space. I decided to create three completely different images. These three stories do not tell about specific people or events, but i hope they convey the spirit of this place.
My work on this project is mainly sketches and thoughts. Before i started creating a model of this place, i looked through millions of photos and videos to find a good idea for every shot. The first sketches were made on paper and as simple collages in photoshop. When i started creating 3d model i knew exactly what and how i want to show.
Modeling was limited only to the elements that will be visible. I modeled the main building, a piece of waterfront and “sheep meadow”. I put some office furniture, lamps, people on the floors with the forest pack. On the street i added several cars, traffic lights and trees.
The background is mainly photos with improved perspective and lighting, placed in 3ds max. The exception is the top view, where i had to stick each building separately. The rest is matte painting.
I hope you enjoy my work.